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Thursday, November 28, 2019

THE GREEN BUTTON AND BLUESIGN: A PATH FORWARD

H. Jackson Browne, New York Times best-selling author of Life’s Little Instruction Book said, “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” The Green Button, a German government “meta label”...

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENT IN KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Established business practices dictate companies evaluate the success or failures of their business model on key metrics that adhere primarily to financial standards that comprise a healthy balance sheet....

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

A PATH TO RESPONSIBLE TRIMS MANUFACTURING

Many of the products used by brands in the production of outdoor consumer goods contain trims — also known as accessories — that are highly chemically intensive to our natural world. These trims comprise...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

bluesign DIALOGUES

Discover our new bluesign® event series with stopovers near you offering exciting updates, inspirational presentations by experts, as well as opportunities for training and networking. Join us!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ocean Lanka Enters Internationally Recognised bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERSHIP

Ocean Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer, has recently received the honor of achieving the status of system partnership with Bluesign. Bluesign is a Swiss holistic...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

bluesign® DIALOGUE, San Francisco

The third bluesign® DIALOGUE event took place on November 12, 2019, in the heart of San Francisco, California. Part education, part discussion, part exploration, the bluesign® DIALOGUE series, which started...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

BLUESIGN JOINS THE ZDHC AS CONTRIBUTOR

The bluesign® SYSTEM adds a remarkable number of chemical products from its 12’000+ chemical products list from over 190 chemical suppliers to the ZHDC GatewayTM.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Extended deadline: bluesign® CRITERIA revision 2019

Striving to gather as much feedback as possible and having received a large amount of inquiries, we will be extending the deadline for submitting your comments until September 30, 2019.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

bluesign® CRITERIA revision 2019

At BLUESIGN we never stand still when it comes to achieving our vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. In recent months we have invested efforts in...

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Bluesign gives access to its verified chemical products for free

Bluesign will offer free access to its web-based bluesign® FINDER, the most comprehensive chemical products positive list.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tallinn Conference on Management of Hazardous Chemicals under the EU Industrial Emission Directive (IED)

Dr. Thomas Schaefer, Head of bluesign academy, was invited to participate at a panel discussion on Tallinn Conference about Management of Hazardous Chemicals under the EU Industrial Emission Directive...

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Monday, July 1, 2019

BSSL revision 2019

bluesign technologies regularly revises limits and usage bans for chemical substances that are published in the bluesign® SYSTEM SUBSTANCES LIST (BSSL) Consumer safety limits .

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

CFDA: WORDS WITH (FASHION) FRIENDS: KUTAY SARITOSUN

Kutay Saritosun, Director of Fashion Brands at bluesign, is dedicated to educating brands on producing more sustainable products. He’s hopeful that with help and guidance, brands can use safer chemistry...

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Bluesign launches the bluesign® CUBE at ITMA

With the launch of the bluesign® CUBE, the science gateway to more responsible consumer textile products, Bluesign is taking the textile industry to the next level.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTY REVIEW OF THE BLUESIGN® CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT SCHEME BY OEKOPOL GERMANY

Oekopol Germany recently conducted an independent review of the bluesign® CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT approach with regard to the type of chemicals, the applications and intended use. Their conclusions were presented...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bluesign releases black limits for chemical products

On July 1, 2019, Bluesign will publish threshold limits for chemical substances in finished chemical products like auxiliaries or dyes as the bluesign® SYSTEM BLACK LIMITS (BSBL). The compilation of substances...

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Taking Responsibility for Textiles – from Beginning to End

There is a growing awareness of the impact textiles have on our lives – from waterproof jackets that protect mountaineers to organic cotton blankets that wrap tiny newborns. A growing number of citizens...

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Working together to drive sustainability in the outdoor industry

Chemical management of products is complex and challenging. It happens high up in the supply chain, and chemical compounds are not visible to the naked eye. Even if you think you’re purchasing a responsibly...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Expert Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains

On February 20th and 21st, 2019, an expert conference on Sustainable Supply Chains was held in the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Berlin. BLUESIGN was invited to this event...

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Risks from basic chemicals identified

One aspect of the evaluation of a chemical inventory list of a bluesign company assessment is the chemical consumption. The volume of basic chemicals in textile finishing can vary between 20% to 70% of...

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