Organic Rules and Certification

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Title Description Difference Justification and Comments
Labelling claims, textile products - CZ KEZ Standards 2005
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Textile fibres and products can be labelled with the indication "Coming from organic farming", packaging has to bear the KEZ logo with following text: IFOAM ACCREDITED. All inputs and processing aids must be specified on the label.
EU Regulation 2092/91 does not cover textile fibre production or its labelling. The standard-setting body could not give a justification.
Textiles, hides leather and skins, processing, - SE KRAV 2006
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The KRAV standards cover standards for textiles, hides leather and skins. The standards covers all kind of products like yarn, fabrics, clothes, cloths, mats, decoration textiles, non-woven products, skins and hides. The whole process from raw material, processing, accessories and labelling are covered. Special focus is put on environmental aspects of wet processing, dying and several other environmental issues. (KRAV standards chapter 13 and 14).
Standards for textiles, hides leather and skins are not covered in EU Regulation 2092/91. There is an interest for organic textiles both from producers and consumers. In reality there have few products on the market.
Textiles, processing - CZ KEZ Standards 2005
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Standards require that; a detailed record of processing is kept (use of all raw materials, consumption of water, energy, waste waters, disposal of waste), a plan for reduction of negative impacts on the environment is produced, effective waste water treatment and further detailed requirements as set out in Annex 4. See KEZ Standards, Part IV, Article 28.and Annex 4.
EU Regulation 2092/91 does not cover the area of fibre processing.
Textiles, raw materials - CZ KEZ Standards 2005
This article deals with requirements for textile raw materials: percentage of raw materials used for the production of a textile product labelled as organic, permits the retting in the field, allows the use of conventional fibres of different sort when organic are not available. Lists of prohibited synthetic fibres, origin of non-textile materials, rules for use of tensides and content of cadmium in non-textile materials. See KEZ Standards, Part IV., Article 29.
EU Regulation 2092/91 does not deal with requirements for textile raw materials. KEZ Standards take into consideration all possible fields of organic agricultural production.