VilleTex is proud to have contracts with textile manufacturing units having following top industry standard certifications to ensure high quality manufacturing processes till final deliver of products to our valuable customers.
ISO 9001:2000 has devised a few specifications required for quality control management system, where the certified organization
- Needs to assure its capacity of consistently providing the products that meets the standards of customers’ demands and the appropriate regulatory requirements, and
- Aims to achieve a higher level of customer’s satisfaction by implanting an efficient system, which targets to consistently improve the functionality of the systems, and ensures to conform the customers and the appropriate regulatory requirements.
This International Standard is based on non-exclusive requirements, which are meant to be applied on all the organizations, no matter what type or size they belong to, and what products they offer.
Exclusive organizations are considered only if the organizational product, its type or size are incompatible with the nature of ISO.
In case of exclusions, the conformity claims to International Standard are rejected, provided the exclusions do not belong the clause 7 limitations and requirements, and if such exclusions are affecting the organizational quality production and ability or responsibility of generating the products that meet the customer’s requirements and appropriate regulatory needs.
OEKO TEX STANDARD100 (Product Class 1)
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 or Öko-Tex Standard 100 (also known as Oktex) was developed in the year 1992, and is meant to test and certify the textile production system, along with limiting the use of a few chemicals.
Around 17 test institutes constitute and share the responsibility of Oeko-Tex Standard 100, and formulate International Oeko-Tex Association, having its branch offices in around 40 countries. Its efficient research department has formulated a criteria catalogue, which is based on the testing systems for harmful and toxic substances, and is frequently updated by the research department. The systems of textile testing are helping out in reaching out the human ecological safety efficiently. The worldwide international standards are set up for the test criteria of the textiles and other tests related to it. These standards are included in the terms and conditions to guide the purchasers, and also in the delivery to educate the retail sectors. For all the textile tests and removal of toxins, the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is the best known worldwide.
The label of Oeko-Tex is a success trademark for the manufacturers as it serves for its quality assurance, and for the consumers also. Throughout the chain of textile manufacturing, the trademark of it has been conceived as a safety standard, and helps the manufacturers in eradicating any harmful or toxic substances from the fabric, throughout the production processes. Manufacturers send their test samples for independent testing in Oeko-Tex branches, where the tests of pH-value, formaldehyde content, presence of pesticides, heavy metals which can be extracted, chlorinated organic carriers and preservatives like pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol are tested. MAC amines are also tested, which can be present in azo dyestuffs and the dyestuffs which can induce allergy.
Allergy-breeding dyestuffs are specially related to the textiles. The several types of textile dyes; including reactive, disperse, direct and acid, are the active agents of textile contact dermatitis. Research has revealed that textile contact dermatitis has frequently increased, whereas the awareness in this regard has also consistently increased. Although the textile dyes are potentially allergenic, yet the difference between a patch test, in which the dye directly comes in contact with the skin, and a dyed textile, in which the dye is hindered by the fabric in the process of allergy transfer to the skin. However, it is a fact that excessive dye on the fabric is more potential for allergy breeding in the skin.
Along with this, the sensitivity of allergic population is prevailing at average to the dyes. In 2003, a study revealed that about 12.3% of the patch tests were found allergic prone to the allergy-breeding dyes or resins. The Disperse 124, 106 and 85 from the allergen group proved to be the strongest agents of allergy breeding, and have dominantly been found in the inducepurpuric contact dermatitis. The harmful dyes are generally associated with textile and fabric production, however the stuff toys of children are also the strong agents of allergy as they are directly in contact with the skin. EU has taken steps to find out the allergy-breeding dyes in toys, materialized in EN71-9, this is set as a voluntary standard at present, unlike the other parts of the same standard; 1-3.
The clothing sector is also restricted to use the flame retardant and biocidic finishes. The certificates are issued along with clear determination of the international prevention guidelines along with the Oeko-Tex Test Association’s specified standards.
The Social Accountability International (SAI) has developed Social Accountability 8000 or SA8000. On the basis of the conventions of International Labor Organization, Child rights conventions of the United Nations and Human Rights Universal Declaration, SA8000 has devised a set of principles for the prevention of human rights usurpation. The performances of the companies are measured on the account of 8 key forums; child labour, forced labour, free association and discrimination, health and safety, collective bargaining, working hours , disciplinary practices and compensation. To ensure consistent monitoring, SA88000 checks for the performances on the basis of international standards by a social accountability management system.
SA8000 is set as a voluntary standard and can be implied on any business from the textile industries, regardless of their size or type. SA8000 certification has not enabled the industries to meet the standards of social accountability and human rights, but has also helped them in meeting up the customer’s satisfaction standards.
- Child labour
- Forced labour
- Health and safety
- Collective bargaining and freedom of association
- Disciplinary practices
- Working hours
- Management systems
What It is Covered
The SA8000 has customized its code of practices into 9 key areas:
- To develop a discrimination free working place
- To free the work zone from child labor
- To work under the light of the human right act
- To satisfy the requirements of global market
- To compete in the productive market
- For the creation of a corporate recognition
- For CSR
- To develop and provide a healthy workspace
Why SA 8000
- On the basis of ILO guidelines and human rights, establish a social accountability management system to eradicate the discriminative parameters from the workplace.
- Gain competitive benefits by implementing and improving the Social Accountability Management System.
- Assure concurrence with the signed Social Accountability policy.
- Demonstrate and put forward the Social Accountability policy to the third parties etc.
- Aim to achieve its Social Accountability registration from an external organization.
Who is it for?
Any organization is free to join SA8000 if that organization is willing to:
- Become a dominant competitor in national and international market
- Get larger workforce
- Help in legal proceeding
- Organizational work culture becomes better
- Work performances are improvised
- Gain the trust of employees on the organization
- Better relations develop with the regulatory body
- Get more brand value
- Organizational employees perform better when they get safer environment
- The motivation level of employees and staff is boosted up
- Employees become more aware
- Legal requirements are fulfilled
ISO 14001:2004 provides the foundations of the environmental management system by specifying its requirements and aids the organization in developing and implementing the aims and poliy, which deal with the legal requirements and the other subscribed requirements of the organization, and also takes into account specific environmental aspects and their information. This is applied to those environmental aspects only, which are controlled by the organization or which can be influenced by the organizational activities. ISO 14001:2004 does not specifically devices a specific criteria of environmental performances.
ISO 14001:2004 is favorable to be applied on any organization that is willing to establish, develop, maintain and ameliorate a positive environmental management system, to assure an element of conformity with its stated and signed environmental policy, and to exhibit compliance with ISO 14001:2004 by:
- develop a positive self-declaration or self-determination, or
- seeking its conformation with the environmental management policy by confirming the performance graph from the related 3rd parties like consumers or
- seeking its self-declaration performance by a party that does not belong to the organization, or
- about its environmental management system, seeking registration/confirmity by some other organization.
Any environmental management system can get indulged with the ISO 14001:2004 incorporation. The limit of the application of the organization will depend upon some factors, like the policy of organization about environment, the nature of organizational activities, the products and services of the organization, and the place where and the circumstances under which the organization operates.