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Certification mark for textile apparel and footwear

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Certification mark for textile apparel and footwear


This voluntary TÜV SÜD certification mark for products (textile apparel and footwear) demonstrates durability about considering the entire cycle of a product. Refashion is the eco-organization accredited by the French authorities to manage the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Apparel and Footwear in France. Refashion encourages brands to develop eco-designed products on three main criteria: reduce waste throughout the entire life cycle of textiles & footwear, improve the durability and recyclability of textiles & footwear and replace virgin materials by recycled materials.

Basis of Certification (test requirements):

The certification is based on the test program PPP 26002, developed by TÜV SÜD Product Service.

Key statements of the certification mark:

  • Durability Tested
    The term ‘durability’ refers to long life of the products without losing its usefulness in term of purposes, functionality and quality. The durability of textiles and footwear are evaluated by performing various physical and performance testing such as wear and tear (e.g. resistance to abrasion, flexing,  pilling, seam strength), stability to repeated launderings, resistance to color fading or staining, etc.

    Focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals, various countries are working to create coherent framework and visions for producing and placing in the market durable and recyclable products. Consumers will benefit for longer from durable and high quality products. Moreover, the use of durable textile products and footwear would reduce the waste and thus save our environment. TÜV SÜD’s durability testing ensures that the textile products and footwear are tested in a comprehensive manner to ensure its longevity and usability from the consumer’s perspective.
  • PPP 26002
    The manufacturing process of textiles and footwear involves the use of a wide range of chemicals which may result in presence of hazardous substances on the product. These hazardous substances have an adverse effect on human health as well as on environment. Hence, such hazardous substances are restricted under various regulations, such as for example EU REACH and US CPSIA. The textiles and footwear go through chemical testing for different hazardous substances to safeguard consumers.

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