A revised version of Bluesign criteria has been released. The intent is to simplify the planning and implementation of goals as well as to increase industry conformity to one set of understood definitions. These include specific guidelines for fiber manufacturers’ production sites and are aimed at bringing into effect a chain of custody throughout the supply chain. Requirements of fiber manufacturing include traceability of recycled fibers for Bluesign approved materials. The updated Bluesign criteria will bring the industry much closer to reducing impact and increasing safety for both end consumers and workers. Bluesign hopes that these will allow system partners to continue to strive toward industry excellence and to create a platform to enable them to be the leaders in their fields.
These revisions mark the first occasion in which the criteria revisions have taken place through close stakeholder collaboration. Starting in 2019, a number of stakeholders comprising brands, NGOs, fellow industry consultants and chemical suppliers provided over 30 points for consideration with the aim of raising the benchmark and ensuring industry conformity.
Bluesign aims at responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products, and it is continually improving its services to meet this goal. To ensure this continuous improvement, Bluesign has revised its criteria in order to align with the industry’s efforts and to raise the bar in order to accelerate achievements.