GF logo is a certified trademark registered and approved by State Administration of Market Regulation, whereas CCFA is the proprietor of the GF trademark that stands for the circular life in green fashion from birth to rebirth. These include the raw materials of biomass origin or renewables and recyclables, low-carbon and environmentally friendly process, the end-products pollution-free or reusable back to streamline. Green fibers are defined in three categories namely bio-based, recycled and dope dyeing manmade fibers.
Ever since China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) launched its green fiber program several years ago, about 30 chemical fiber companies have been qualified for the certificate of the green fiber logo and the green fiber-rich products. The online event streamed a live broadcast featuring CCFA signing ceremony with local textile and apparel associations, also some downstream brand owners were present to sign cooperation agreements. Mr. Liu Jianguo, president of Shandong Provincial Textile and Apparel Association, Mr. Wang Qiming, president of Fujian Provincial Textile Industry Association, also Chairman of Quanzhou Haitian Material Technology Co.Ltd., Mr. Wang Yuping, president of Shandong Yuyue Hometextile Co. Ltd., and Mr. Fu Gang, Managing Director of Dezhou Hengfeng Group, respectively representing their own organizations, signed agreements with China Chemical Fibers Association in the conviction that they would jointly work together to promote the green fiber certification program for a green fiber supply chain, a new contribution to the textile industry.
Mr. Li Deli, deputy engineer-in-chief of CCFA , was also on line to share with the viewers about the accreditation and certification work for the green fiber and its products pertaining to the application for GF logo, and he reiterated that only by ensuring a strict accreditation and assessment in the comprehensive factors, like production process, safety and environmental protection, product quality et., can the fibers and the relevant manufactured products be authenticated of being really green.
The manmade fiber producers, if they apply for the GF logo, must be eligible for the terms and conditions stipulated in (Regulations on the Application for Green Fiber Logo-2018 Edition), and the applicants for GF products certification must comply with CCFA’s (Technological Requirements for Green Fiber Assessment) that sets forth a series of musts in raw materials purchase, fiber production process, product safety and environmental protection etc.. whoever applies for the green logo, either from manmade fiber producers or from the manmade fiber end-users, must know that the likely impact on human health from heavy metal extractables, chlorophenol, cholorinated benzenes and toluenes, is nothing short of primary consideration in the application and accreditation procedure.
China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) issued (Rules on Certification of Green Fiber Products-2020) to guide the applicants from downstream manufacturers for getting themselves through the application procedure, provided that they use the certified green fibers as raw materials for their own products all the way down the industrial supply chain, meaning that these products can be yarn, fabrics, apparel, home-textiles and tech-textiles etc.. It is important to be advised that the green fibers must be rich in these downstream products with different level as is set to be over 40% in weight inside a product if the bio-based fiber is taken in, and over 50% in weight if the dope-dyed fiber or recycled fiber is used in the product composition.
Besides that, Mr. Li Deli emphatically introduced the credible traceability system closely tied to the GF product certification flow, requesting that either green fiber producers or green fiber products manufacturers should keep the flow details in databank, every nook and cranny of the process flow in logbook, saying, raw material input, product output, transportation documents, production and logistic records, inventory in-and-out bills and list , so as to trace the green fiber footprints to determine the green fiber level inside a product.
CCFA launched the green fiber program with the mission and aspiration to start with greenness from A to Z in the industrial value chain in a green origin- core -product configuration. With this, consumers can really enjoy a comfortable experience characterizing “ green life starting with fibers”. For this goal, CCFA welcomes more companies to join in the teamwork for GF certification in collaboration to facilitate the green integration of the whole textile streamline.
Contributed by Mr. ZHAO Hong
He is working for CHINA TEXTILE magazine as Editor-in-Chief in addition to being involved in a plethora of activities for the textile industry. He has worked for the Engineering Institute of Ministry of Textile Industry, and for China National Textile Council and continues to serve the industry in the capacity of Deputy Director of China Textile International Exchange Centre, V. President of China Knitting Industry Association, V. President of China Textile Magazine and its Editor-in-Chief for the English Version, Deputy Director of News Centre of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), Deputy Director of International Trade Office, CNTAC, Deputy Director of China Textile Economic Research Centre. He was also elected once ACT Chair of Private Sector Consulting Committee of International Textile and Clothing Bureau (ITCB)