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Eco- Textile Labelling Guide 20109 Organic certifiers ( pages: 41 - 54) How to get certified to organic standards and which organisation to use. Eco- textile standards ( pages: 55 - 80) A snapshot of the third- party eco-labelling programmes that focus on the environmental impact of textile production along with worker and consumer safety. Ethical production ( pages: 81 - 88) Ecological and social welfare aspects of sourcing and producing textiles go hand in hand. Here we give a brief - but not exhaustive - overview of some of the solutions to socially responsible sourcing. Glossary ( page 89) Here we describe some of the technical terms used in the guide- book and have tried to avoid jargon. Messe Frankfurt Exhibitors ( page 93) A list of Messe Frankfurt exhibitors who produce certified organic or eco- textile labelled products. Index ( page: 94) This is the second edition of the Eco- Textile Labelling Guide which was first published in 2008. The first guide sold out and in the intervening two years, new standards have emerged and there have been significant changes to existing standards published in our first guide. The first edition was so popular because it was simple, and easy for users to flick through. So with even more content we've taken the same approach in 2010 and divided the book into five main sections. Obligatory organic textile standards ( pages: 13 - 20) Here we briefly outline the main legal standards for organic textiles in the main consumer markets of North America, the European Union and Japan. These standards are: ? USDA National Organic Programme ( NOP) ? Canada Organic Regime ? EU: 834/ 2007 ? Japanese Agricultural Standards We also describe the role of the global organic umbrella organisation IFOAM. Voluntary organic textile standards ( pages: 22 - 40) These optional organic standards are voluntary but must meet the criteria laid down by the three obligatory standards above. There is no legal requirement to follow these standards, but they do offer brands and retailers many advantages. How to use the guide Guide overview