New Eco Textile Labelling Guide


Eco-Textile Labelling Guide

A new revised and updated version of the Eco Textile Labelling Guide is recently appeared. The handbook, edited by John Mowbray and supported by Messe Frankfurt, offers a comprehensive overview of textile certification and standards and of seals of quality for sustainably produced textiles.

The updated version of the Eco Textile Labelling Guide is the comprehensive compendium of all main international eco-standards, certifications and seals for sustainably produced textiles. This reference work, of some 100 pages, provides textile and clothing manufacturers, designers, product managers, buyers and dealers with information on voluntary and compulsory standards applicable to the textile industry across the whole supply chain. Along with environmental standards, the book deals with social criteria and certificates such as Fairtrade, Fair Labor Association and SA8000. In its new edition the Labelling Guide has also been expanded to include information on water standards, energy efficiency, waste disposal and biological degradability.

The editor of the Guide is John Mowbray, who is also in charge of Ecotextile News, the textile magazine. The Eco Textile Labelling Guide 2014 costs GPB 29.00 plus postage and can be ordered online at

Jana Kern

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