|bluesign® bluetool and bluesign® bluefinder now patented
The bluesign® bluetool is a web-based application for the evaluation and of chemicals, dyestuffs and auxiliaries based on consumer safety and environmental criteria according to the bluesign® standard substances list (BSSL).
The bluesign® bluefinder allows manufacturers of textiles and accessories to online search bluesign® approved chemical products. The bluesign® bluefinder is the most comprehensive and sophisticated positive list for safe chemicals, dyestuffs and auxiliaries for the textile industry.
These two unique online applications are patented now in order to permanently secure development of the bluesign® system.
|Dirty Laundry Report of Greenpeace and the role of the bluesign® standard
In 2011 Greenpeace launched its “Dirty Laundry” campaign and demands from the brands a commitment to “zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020”. Strict adherence to the bluesign® standard ensures that the demands of Greenpeace and other environmental groups can be met already today. The exclusive application of bluesign® approved chemicals and components guarantees minimum impact on ecosystems and humans.
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|Meet us personally at one of the following tradeshows:|
|Outdoor Retailer Salt Lake City, USA (Jan. 19-21, 2012), booth 37035
Visit us on the first tradeshow of the year 2012 at our new booth (booth no. 37035) featuring the bluesign® textile education path that demonstrates which environmental challenges suppliers, industry, retailers and end-consumers must consciously face today.
Should you wish to fix an appointment please contact Mr. Stefan Schlosser. (email@example.com)
ISPO Munich, Germany (Jan. 29.-Feb. 01, 2012), booth EO 04
In cooperation with Messe München you can find bluesign technologies ag together with SGS again at entrance east located close to the outdoor brands. With the help of the bluesign® textile education path the bluesign® standard is explained easily and clearly.
An appointment during ISPO can be arranged directly via your bluesign technologies contact person or by writing an e-mail to our info mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Several bluesign® system partners will be present at the booth during the entire tradeshow to give an insight into the implementation of the bluesign® standard in their companies and into the cooperation with bluesign technologies.
Every day at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. we hold discussion of these issues at our booth.
bluesign® get-together. On Tuesday, Jan. 31 starting at 5:30 p.m. all interested in sharing ideas regarding sustainability in general meet at our booth. bluesign® system partners and those interested in become bluesign® system partners are kindly invited to conclude the day with Swiss specialties. Tickets for the get-together are limited. Please get your personal invitation during the fair at our booth at the entrance east.
MunichFabricStart, Germany (Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2012), booth H4 Foyer
As part of the Organic Selection bluesign technologies ag presents during the MunichFabricStart the bluesign® standard, the unique approach for an environmentally friendly and clean textile supply chain.
Should you wish to fix an appointment please contact Ms. Christiane Fingerhut (email@example.com).
ISPO Beijing, China (Feb. 22-25, 2012), booth B1 112
bluesign technologies ag and the team from bluesign technologies hong kong ltd. inform you about the bluesign® standard and are at your disposal to answer your questions. You can find us together with SGS in hall B1, booth 112.
Should you wish to fix an appointment please contact Ms. Sing Bin Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|bluesign® system partner|
|The bluesign® system partner network is growing constantly. More brands, chemical suppliers and manufacturers of textiles and accessories signed bluesign® system partner agreements and are implementing the bluesign® standard successfully.|
|New bluesign® partner brands|
|Jack Wolfskin Ausrüstung für Draussen GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany)
Jack Wolfskin is one of the leading providers of functional outdoor clothing, shoes and gear in Europe and at the same time the largest franchisor in the German sports retail market. Across Europe and Asia Jack Wolfskin products are currently available in more than 550 franchise stores and over 4000 shops. Jack Wolfskin GmbH & Co. KGaA’s head office is located in Idstein in the Taunus and employs more than 480 people. Christian Brandt, COO Jack Wolfskin: “Today, a brand product is not only expected to be of premium quality, functional and durable, but more and more the production aspects behind it are being questioned. Since acting on our ecological responsibility is our firm conviction, implementing the bluesign® standard in the context of our internal sustainability processes was just the next consequent step for us – especially because we strengthen our partners’, customers’ and consumers’ trust in us.”
Burton Snowboards (USA)
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its team of top snowboarders and its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts. In 1996, Burton began growing its family of brands to include boardsports and apparel brands. Privately held and owned by Jake, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in California, Austria, Japan and Australia.
Burton has recently signed on with bluesign technologies ag as a System Partner to work on development of Burton's future product lines. Stay tuned for more details on Burton's efforts with bluesign technologies in the fall of 2012.
Snowlife AG (Switzerland)
Founded in 1973 in Switzerland with head office in Klosters. After the first fur and leather gloves with down fillings various synthetic materials were added to the production. In 1983 Snowlife introduced the first Gore-Tex® membrane. Snowlife is the leading Swiss gloves brand and exports to all relevant winter sports countries. Daniel Wenk, CEO Snowlife: “Also for a gloves specialist working with a multitude of different materials it is indispensable today to be aware of its responsibility. Snowlife is now happy to be a bluesign® system partner. Because we mainly produce in Asia, the system partnership significantly relieves us in the surveillance of the manufacturing processes and gives us the security that the various production sites adhere to the strict requirements.”
|New bluesign® system partners from the chemical industry|
|3M Protective Materials (USA)
3M Protective Materials is a leading manufacturer of performance additives and treatments used in apparel, leather, textiles, flooring, and hard surface markets. With a 50-year history in additives and treatments, 3M Protective Materials products offer excellent performance and protection for a wide variety of substrates.
Contact: Hans Ulrich Schenk, email: email@example.com
Jiuh Yi Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Jiuh Yi Chemicals Industrial was originally founded as a textile dyeing factory in 1984 in Taipei. Soon the focus shifted to the production of high-end chemicals for the textile and paper production as well as PU resins. Besides the original factory in Taoyuan an additional, fully automated production site was established in Kuanyin in 1996.
Kangnam Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Kangnam Chemicals Co., Ltd. is a chemical supplier for solvent based PU coating.
OHYoung Industrial Co., Ltd. (Korea)
OHYoung Industrial was founded in 1981 and specialized in the production of textile dyes (synthetic, reactive, disperse and acid dyes) as well as inks for transfer printing on various fiber types. Over the past three decades, the company introduced exclusive technological innovations in the field of reactive dyes for textiles. The company is based in Seoul, and is exporting its products to over 70 countries.
|New bluesign® system partners in the area of textile and accessories production|
|Dragon Times Accessory Co., Ltd. (China)
Established in 2003, Dragon Times Accessory specialized in accessories for outdoor garments. The main focus is on plastic and metal zippers, but also buttons, buckles and labels are produced.
Carolina Cotton Works, Inc. (USA)
Carolina Cotton Works, established in 1995 is a leader in the knit fabrics industry. Offerings include jet dyeing and finishing of synthetics as well as cotton and cotton blends, both knits and wovens. The company’s services include open width and tubular finishing, brushing and napping for many different applications.
Dae-Hyun Textile Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Dae-Hyun produces high quality nylon and polyester fabrics for the sportswear and outdoor industry.
Fronter International Co., Ltd., (Taiwan) / Honstar (Huizhou) Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. (China)
Fronter International has been set up originally in 1972 in Taiwan and later moved the production base to China. Fronter is a leading manufacturer and exporter of waterproof apparel, especially functional garments such as e.g. sportswear for running, biking, mountaineering, skiing, casual and rainwear.
Woojin Plastic Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Woojin Plastic produces plastic buckles for the sports and outdoor industry.
VN Tiong Liong Industrial Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
Tiong Liong is specialized in knitting (circular and warp), dyeing, chemical and physical finishing of textile fabrics made out of polyester, polyamide, wool and elastane blends. The knitted fabrics are intended for use in apparel.
Johann Müller AG (Switzerland)
Johann Müller AG is specialized in bleaching, dyeing and finishing of yarns, jersey fabrics, terry cloth and finished pieces of all dyeable materials.
Nexis Fibres AG (Switzerland)
Nexis Fibers is a worldwide leading player in industrial yarns made of polyamide 6 and polyamide 6.6 in a variety of markets such as airbags, tires, ropes and nets as well as polymers made of polyamide 6, 6.6 and 6.10.
Pungkook Corporation (Vietnam)
In its five production sites in Vietnam Pungkook manufactures bags, backpacks and luggage bags.
Jen-Sen Enterprise Limited Company (Taiwan)
Tsan Chen Enterprise is a family owned company with the production site called Jen-Sen Enterprise. Jen-Sen is specialized in woven fabrics made of organic cotton and woven fabrics for footwear.
Chemosvit Fibrochem A.S. (Slovakia)
Chemosvit Fibrochem is an experienced producer of polypropylene multifilament yarn among others for sportswear. Yarns are offered flat or textured, as microfiber or hollow yarn with a great variety of functions and color shades. Furthermore the company produces socks made from polypropylene.
Hwa Fune Industry Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Hwa Fune Industry Co., Ltd. offers innovative and functional fabrics with more than 10 years experience in design and production.
Hitex Textile Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Hitex Textile Co., Ltd. is specialized in functional fabrics for sportswear, outdoor and workwear.
Tsubasa Hong Kong Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Tsubasa was founded in 2001 and is specialized in performance fabrics as well as ecofriendly products made of nylon 66, nylon, polyester, recycled polyester, stretch woven, performance knit, waterproof and breathable fabrics.
WidePlus International Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
WidePlus has its own warping and weaving factory and mainly produces sports, functional & outdoor fabrics made of polyester & nylon.
Epoch Universe Ind. Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Epoch Universe Ind. Co., Ltd. is manufacturer and converter of high functional fabrics for outerwear, sportswear, ski and snowboard wear for various well known brands.
Hong Kong Non-woven Fabric Ind. Co., Ltd. (China)
Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric Ind. Co., Ltd. (HK Non-Woven) is a leading pioneer in polyester and recycled polyester fiberfill insulation technologies, known for its quality, product innovation and environmental aspirations since it was founded in 1969 in Hong Kong. Based in Hong Kong, the company has production facilities in China and produces for diverse markets – from outdoor, sports, bedding to intimate apparel- with a global customer base.
|Background information bluesign technologies ag|
|bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign standard has been adopted by different worldwide leading textile manufacturers. Various significant key players of the chemical and machine industry rely on the bluesign standard and endorse it as bluesign supporters. Several well-known brands of the sporting goods and fashion industry benefit as bluesign members of the extensive knowledge of bluesign technologies. Recently, SGS has acquired another 30 % stake in bluesign technologies ag and is holding now 80 % in total.|