Label for natural textiles
Since 2000 the quality seal Naturtextil IVN certified BEST is rewarded by International Association of Natural Textile Industry being founded in 1999. The IVN emerged from the workgroup natural fabrics of 1989 and counts today more than 100 members consisting of shops, catalalog companies, manufacturers, service providers, prepress plants and supporting members.
Criteria in order to obtain the Naturtextil IVN certification are requirements on materials composition, chemical accessory agents, ecological production processes during all production steps and humane production conditions of the textiles.
In order to be able to garantee the premium, low-pollutant, environmentally-friendly quality of IVN certified products afurther prerequisite is the use of 100% certified fibres. So the naturtextil label is even stricter in its requirements than the GOTS label
eco-INSTITUT is member of IVN and was – and still is – relevantly involved in developing and revising the criteria.