Sustainability | Environment

bluesign® system partners

bluesign system partner

Sustainable and considerate products and production has always been of utmost importance to Matex.

The bluesign® standard stands for a sustainable guiding system that helps to protect the environment while saving costs in production.

The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product.

bluesign technologies ag was founded in Switzerland in 2000. The unique combination of expertise in key segments of the textile production as chemistry, textile technology, environment technology and supply chain management characterizes our company. We not only further develop the independent bluesign® system but also ensure its implementation and maintenance. Cultivating our interdisciplinary network, our essential aim is to act as a solution provider for the entire textile industry.

bluesign® system partners – responsibly acting market players
The bluesign® system is based on powerful partnerships. System partners are globally acting stakeholders of the textile market. From chemical suppliers via manufacturers to retailers and brands, the bluesign® system enables the participants of the textile supply chain to meet contemporary ecological requirements. The bluesign® system partners have to go through rigorous tests in order to verify compliance with the bluesign® criteria.Input Stream Management requires working with partners from the chemical industry. To make sure that the bluesign® criteria are met, the EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) knowledge of the chemical industry partners is reviewed and audited on site.The homologation of the chemical components according to the bluesign® system and their publication in the bluesign® bluefinder show that the chemical supplier is a reliable partner for potential business partners.

Safety through the bluesign® system

Tools such as the bluesign® bluetool or the bluesign® audit help suppliers of chemical products to satisfy the constantly changing demands of manufacturers, retailers and brands. In addition, EHS inquiries and individual RSL references are reduced since the BSSL (bluesign® system substances list) automatically excludes all harmful substances listed in the relevant RSLs. This saves unnecessary workload and associated costs. The chemical expertise and the manufactured products are certified by bluesign® technologies ag as an independent entity.

Increasing competitiveness

Due to the high EHS level of the product, wide acceptance by retailers and long-term preservation of the product’s innovative value, bluesign® system partners can set themselves apart from their competitors. At the same time, they secure their market potential within tomorrow’s textile industry because their actions are environmentally sound, preserve resources and serve the interest of the end-consumers.EHS in combination with a production that preserves resources will soon become another critical factor of economical success. As a bluesign® system partner, companies can react effectively and proactively to the inevitable development of requirements and announced legal regulations. With bluesign® technologies ag as their partner, they set themselves apart from manufacturers, who have no or merely poor EHS structures, securing their long-term success.

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