bluesign® ACADEMY

The core principles of the bluesign® ACADEMY

Our knowledge and competence is based on practical experience from hundreds of on-site assessments and chemical assessments. Textile engineers and PhDs from the bluesign technical department support our ACADEMY services with valuable and updated experts knowledge.

Boost your sustainability knowledge with best-in-class customized trainings and create value through solution- driven consultancy from our experts.


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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Revised Criteria for bluesign® PRODUCT – Stakeholder consultation

We revised the document “Criteria for bluesign® PRODUCT” which describes the requirements for the bluesign B2C label. The deadline to comment on our “Criteria for bluesign® PRODUCT” document is the 28th...


Thursday, March 16, 2023

Microfibers from Textiles

Minimization Strategies


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Status as Certification Standard

we are glad to announce that bluesign remains being recognized at ZDHC Level 3 as an official certification standard


Our bluesign® ACADEMY experts

Dr. Daniel Waterkamp
PhD Chemical Engineering

Head of bluesign® ACADEMY

Daniel worked in a chemical lab for five years, and as an industrial service manager in Asia. He has been with Bluesign since 2015.

■  Product stewardship

■  Restricted substances management

■  Sustainable chemistry

Fabian Walda
Dipl. Ing. Textile and Clothing

Head of Sustainability Services

Fabian spent four years with an outdoor brand in restricted substance management and has been with Bluesign since 2012.

■  Impact assessments

■  Sustainability management and reporting

■  Sustainability tools

Master of Science

Consumer Safety Expert

Katarzyna studied environmental geoscience and has been with Bluesign since 2013.

■  Consumer safety

■  Regulatory aspects

PhD Chemistry

Senior Expert and Lecturer University of Applied Science Hof

Thomas spent eight years working for a public institute for textile research, and eight years at a private institute for product safety and environmental protection. He has been with Bluesign since 2007.

■  Textile chemistry

■  Regulatory aspects

■  Consumer safety

■  Sustainable chemistry

Dr. Hartwig TewS
PhD Chemistry

Expert for Chemical Substance Evaluation

Hartwig has spent two years in the textile industry, 17 years in the chemical industry (regulatory affairs and product stewardship) and has been with Bluesign since 2014.

■  Chemical substance evaluation

■  Hazard and risk-based assessment concepts

■  Digitalization of substance-related data

Niclette mbala
Master's Degree in Education

Training Manager

Niclette worked in various fields and companies. The last few years, she decided to focus on learning management.

■  Educational management

■  Digital project management

■  Marketing and communication management

Dr. Jeff Yang
PhD Chemistry

Company Assessor

Jeff has worked for four years as a product development manager for coating materials before joining the textile chemical industry.

■  Textile chemistry and polymer chemistry

■  Sustainable chemistry

■  Restricted substance management

Our Technical Experts



Head of Technical Services

Makeba has over ten years of experience in the assessment of chemical products, hazard and risk assessments, and related manufacturing processes, in the context of chemical regulation and product certification.

■ Chemical regulation, labelling, SDS, REACH

■ Product stewardship, product safety

■ Ecotoxicology and environmental fate

Dr. Jimmy LEE

PhD Chemistry

Head of Textile Assessment Asia

Jimmy was a consultant providing consultancy services and technical support to textile, garment and plastic film manufacturers.

■  EHS audit

■  Sustainable textile processes

■  Chemical management

Arthur Ruan
B. Sc. Textile Chemistry

Company Assessor

Arthur has ten years of experience in product development for dyes and auxiliaries with a world-leading company.

■  Textile chemistry especially dyestuff

■  Regulations after China EHS, product/chemical safety

■  Product development

■  Product stewardship

PhD Chemistry

Head of Chemical Company Service Asia

Kevin worked at a commercial testing institute for ten years and has extensive knowledge of restricted substances.

■  Textile chemistry

■  Consumer safety

■  Product stewardship

PhD Chemistry and Material Science

Head of Chemical Assessment

Michael spent seven years working for a private textile and automotive company, and two years in research and development with a chemical company.

■  Textile/materials chemistry and manufacturing

■  Assessment of chemical products and materials

■  On-site assessments

■  Process improvements

How can we help you?

Our knowledge and competence  is based on the practical experience from hundreds of on-site assessments and chemical assessments. Textile engineers and PhDs from Bluesign technical department  support the ACADEMY services with valuable and updated experts knowledge.



Shared knowledge and education

At the bluesign® ACADEMY, we collect know-how from all of the areas of expertise in the textile production and delivery chain. We look beyond the horizon to learn from other industries. By observing new developments and trends, we prepare solutions for the future. We network with experts in the science, research and business sectors, and maintain an active exchange with our stakeholders.

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