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Textile Industries: Links and Resources

The non-governmental, governmental and private organizations, certifying bodies, and initiatives, standards and programs referenced in this document are only examples of the many that exist. It is not an all-inclusive list or an endorsement. We encourage the user to explore options that are not included on this list.

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) –…
Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) –
ASTM D6866: 08 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Biobased Content of Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous Samples Using Radiocarbon Analysis –
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) –
Business for Social Responsibility –
California Prop 65 –
Canada Organic Products –
Clean Product Action (CPA) and Healthy Building Network (HBN) List of Lists –
Control Union Third Party Certification –
E.U. Ecolabel (EU Flower) –
E.U REACH Directive –
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management Certification –
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) –
Green Blue Sustainable Textile Standard –
Green Choices/Norm Thompson Toolkit –
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) –
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14040 Eco Label –
International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO) –
Interstoff Asia Labeling Standard –
Intertek Recycled PET standard –
LEAF Certification Land Stewardship Project –
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Nutrient Scores and Cradle to Cradle –
Nike Considered Index and Assessment tool –
Oeko Tex 1000 –
Organic Exchange –
Organic Exchange 100 and Blended Standard –
Organic Trade Association –
Precautionary Principle –
Salmon Safe Certification –
Scientific Certification Systems Third Party Certification –
SMART Textile Standard –
String Online Tracking Service –
Substitute It Now (SIN) List –,
Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative Guidelines for Sustainable Bioplastics Version 1.0 May 2009 –
Timberland Green Index –
Working Landscapes Certificates program –
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act –
U.S.D.A. BioPreferredSM –
U.S.D.A. National Organic Program –
U.S Federal Trade Commission recycled content claim information –

Agriculture: Organic Certification –
Alliance for Environmental Innovation & Environmental Defense –
Chlorine Free Products Association –
European Union Legislation EN 13429:2004 –
European Union Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) Directive –
European Union Regulation EN 13430:2004 Material Recycling –
European Union Directive on Packaging Waste and Recycling –
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): Forest Management Certification –
International Paint and Printing Ink Council –
International Organization of Standardization ISO 14021: Post Consumer Recycled Content
Natural Resources Defense Council Bleaching Hierarchy –
Packaging Knowledge Group, LLC: The business case for sustainability –
Queensland Guide to Reusing and Recycling Packaging –…
Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse –
Sustainable Packaging Coalition Design Guidelines –
U.K. Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) Retail Innovation Program
U.S. FTC Reduction Claims –
U.S. FTC Recyclability Claims –
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources RCA Specification for Paper Labels Coated with Recycling Compatible Pressure Sensitive Adhesives –

Use and Service
American Apparel and Footwear Association: Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements Under the Textile and Wool Acts –
ASTM International Technical Committee on Sporting Goods –
ASTM International Technical Committee on Consumer Products –
ASTM International Technical Committee on Textiles –
Canadian Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act
E.U. Product Labeling and Packaging –…
U.S. FTC Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods –

End of Life
ASTM 6400 –
Biodegradable Products Institute –
DEFRA Recycling Initiatives –
DIN CERTCO (European Union) –
Ecodesign Pilot –
European Union Waste Framework Directive
European Commission Joint Research Centre, prevention and recycling waste information
French Federation of Recycling Companies –
French Eco-Tax Collector for Textile and Shoes –
Japan Bioplastics Association –
Loughborough University: Recycling of footwear products –…
Teijin Recycling of Recycled PET Textiles –
The Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Reuse/Recycling Technologies –
Recycling Certification example –
U.S. FTC Guidelines for Making Environmental Product Claims –
U.S. FTC Guide for Recyclable Claims (see Section 260.7(d)) –
U.S. FTC Business Guide for complying with requirements when making recyclable claims –
U.S. EPA 2007 Estimates of U.S. Generation and Recovery of Materials (in millions of tons and percent of generation of each material) –
U.S. EPA Recycling Overview:

5Rs of Great Design:
The Austrian Eco Design:
The Centre for Sustainable Design:
Design for the Other 90% –
Greener By Design:
Greenleaf Publishing:
The International Center for Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability:
o2-USA/Upper Midwest:
Organic Design Operatives:
U.S. FTC guidelines for making environmental product claims:

Facilities Systems
Alliance for Water Stewardship –
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal – Bluesign –
Business for Social Responsibility Sustainable Water Use and Wastewater Guidelines –
Business for Social Responsibility Water quality standards –
Carbon Disclosure Project –
Center for Disease Control (CDC) self assessment –
International Organization of Standardization ISO 14000 –
International Organization of Standardization ISO 14001 –…
International Organization of Standardization ISO 14064 –
International Organization of Standardization ISO 14069
International Organization of Standardization ISO 50001 –
E.U. Air Directives:
E.U. Ozone Layer Protection Directives:
E.U. Waste Directives –
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) –
Global Social Compliance Program Environmental Guidelines –
Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment –
Leadership in Environment and Energy Efficient Design (LEED) –
Nike Internal Factory Assessment Tool –
Oeko Tex 1000 –
Online Conversion –
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Lenses Subgroup Metrics –
PAS2050 –…
Superior Energy Performance (SEP) –
United Nations (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals –
U.S. EPA list of Ozone Depleting Substances –
U.S. EPA list of Air Pollutants –
Water Footprint Network-
Water Stewardship Initiative –
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Water Tool –…
WRI GHG Protocol –

Energy & Greenhouse Gases Footprinting
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) –…
International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual publication of Energy Balances for OECD and non-OECD countries – Kyoto Protocol, 1997 –
PAS 2050:2008 (…)
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative – A corporate accounting and reporting standard (Revised Edition, 2004) of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) –…

Water Footprinting
Global Reporting Initiative (2006) Indicator Protocols Environment EN 8 Total Water Withdrawal by Source Version 3 –
International Organization of Standardization (2006a) ISO 14040:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework. Available at
International Organization of Standardization (2006b) ISO 14044:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Requirements and guidelines. Available at
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (2008) Water for Business: Initiatives guiding sustainable water management in the private sector –
World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) (2010) Glossary of Hydrology United Nationals Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) –

Waste Footprinting
European Union – Prevention and Recycling Waste –
Global Reporting Indicators (GRI) Environment Performance Indicators: EN 22 Total Weight of Waste by Type and Disposal Method. p. 22-23.…
International Organization of Standardization (2006a) ISO 14040:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework. Available at
International Organization of Standardization (2006b) ISO 14044:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Requirements and guidelines. Available at


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Populäre Projektionen dessen, wie eine Bewusstseinsveränderung aussehen wird, sind in den meisten Fällen nur eine Neugestaltung der „alten Denkschablonen „. Eine größere, bessere Box, in der das Paradigma aufgewertet wird, das die Bedingungen verbessert, unter denen wir unsere Sucht auf eine „grüne“ Art und Weise genießen können.

So wichtig wie das ökologische Bewusstsein ist, es ist nicht genug. Das neue Paradigma kann nicht aus der intellektuellen Abstraktion einer dualistischen Interpretation einer „besseren Welt“ verwirklicht werden, die auf der Infrastruktur der existierenden Varianten-Matrix aufbaut, die dieses Paradigma erzeugt.

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