An Integration That Adds Value to Retail Operational Quality Assurance
August 5, 2014 Greensboro, NC—The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00PM EST entitled “Supply Chain Collaboration: Integrating Supplier Certifications and Technology” featuring speakers from OEKO-TEX® and ecVision®. The webinar will detail a new service provided through ecVision’s cloud- based collaborative platform, ecVision Suite® involving the integration of OEKO-TEX’s global textile certifications into the data available to the apparel retailers, wholesalers, and brands using ecVision’s services. Registration for the webinar is free and available online at www.usfashionindustry.com/events/upcoming-events.
Today’s apparel market is characterized by complex global supply chains, growing governmental regulations, increasing consumer demands for documented socially and environmentally responsible products, and shorter production lead times. Access to up-to-date, accurate information about suppliers and products helps manufacturers, wholesalers, brands, and retailers produce and market successful, compliant apparel lines. Cloud-based technology like ecVision’s and global product and facility certifications like the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and STeP by OEKO-TEX® are a powerful combination for increasing communication and collaboration between apparel companies and their many suppliers around the world.
More about OEKO-TEX®
The International OEKO-TEX® Association, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Currently, its membership includes 16 independent textile research and testing institutes with 52 offices in 60 countries. To date, more than 133,000 OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificates have been issued—with more than 12,500 issued per year—and 9,500 companies in 90 countries are working with OEKO-TEX® to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances. The STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification for sustainable textile product manufacturing facilities is now available as well. OEKO-TEX® certified products and suppliers can be located in the OEKO-TEX® Online Buying Guide. www.OEKO-TEX.com.