Sustainable Fiber Alliance – The Clean Fibre Processing Standard application will be mandatory

From November 1, 2024, any industrial facilities that scour and/or dehair ‘SFA-Certified’ cashmere and aim to achieve or maintain certification under the SFA Chain of Custody Standard must also be certified against the SFA Clean Fibre Processing Standard. The Clean Fibre Processing Standard sets out guidelines for ‘first stage’ processing plants involved in washing (scouring) […]

Together with Burteks Tekstil, USB Certification proudly hosted the inaugural

Together with Burteks Tekstil, USB Certification proudly hosted the inaugural presentation of the hashtag#BackSwap project in Bursa. This initiative, aimed at fostering a zero-waste working principle and promoting collaborative processes within the textile industry, serves as one of the first examples of the industrial symbiosis approach in our nation’s textile sector.Fully aligned with both EU […]

Textile Exchange Unveils Landmark Report on the Future of Synthetics

Textile Exchange, with the support of external contractors, has released a comprehensive report, The Future of Synthetics, charting a transformative roadmap toward a more sustainable future for synthetic fibers in the textile industry. Here’s a closer look at the key takeaways and actions. Key Findings: Textile-to-Textile Recycling Current Landscape: Recycled polyester usage rose to 14% […]

We are Now Authorized for SFA Chain of Custody Standard!

We are Now Authorized for SFA Chain of Custody Standard ! We are pleased to announce that USB Certification has been authorized as a certification body under the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA) Chain of Custody Standard. This standard is designed to ensure the integrity of fibre production processes, from raw material through to finished product, […]

European Union : New ‘Green Claims’ Directive to Combat Greenwashing

European Union :  New ‘Green Claims’ Directive to Combat Greenwashing The European Union has been working on a comprehensive directive aimed at regulating ‘green claims,’ to curb misleading environmental marketing practices, commonly referred to as ‘greenwashing.’ The proposal aims to set strict rules for substantiating and communicating environmental claims, ensuring transparency for consumers. Background:The European […]

Revision of GOTS Registration Fees Effective from 1 July 2024

Revision of GOTS Registration Fees Effective from 1 July 2024 The management of Global Standard gGmbH, in collaboration with the Global Standard Advisory Council, has decided to revise the GOTS fees. The adjustments, which will come into effect on 1 July 2024, aim to support the increasing scope of services provided by Global Standard for […]

Transparency for Sustainability

USB Certification verified DeFacto’s cotton consumption for 2023 within the framework of Better Cotton rules. According to the Better Cotton Claims Framework V3.1, Better Cotton members who want to make claims about the impact created or the amount of Better Cotton used, or use the relevant Better Cotton logo on the product / e-commerce, must […]

We are excited to announce that USB Certification has been approved as a Third-Party Verifier by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) for the Chain of Custody Standard.

We are excited to announce that USB Certification has been approved as a Third-Party Verifier by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) for the Chain of Custody Standard. BCI is a global leader in sustainability standards and operates in 22 countries enhancing cotton production for the people involved, the environment, and the industry’s future. This approval […]

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