WAKEFIELD – MCL News & Media has officially published its fifth edition of its unique, printed guidebook to global textile standards, labels and legislation. The guide provides a definitive reference tool for apparel retailers, brands and other textile industry stakeholders who want to minimise the environmental and social impacts of their businesses.
Textile Standards & Legislation (TSL) is a 100 page printed booklet which includes easy-to-read snapshots and concise summaries of the key points of each third-party label, standard, framework or individual piece of legislation.
If you want your business to comply with relevant social and environmental issues, need to minimise risk in your supply chain, avoid reputable damage to your brand, or have decided to source your products in a more responsible manner, this guide is an absolute must-have.
Textile Standards & Legislation is published to complement the associated TSL website – www.textilestandards.com – a fully searchable, regularly updated online tool which guides brands through the myriad of standards currently pertaining to the global textile industry.
"Since we have a longstanding and positive relationship with the European Outdoor Group on sustainability initiatives, it was natural that both organisations would work together on the creation of the new Textile Standards & Legislation website. Combining the best elements of our well-known Eco-Textile Labelling Guide and the EOG's online SIGNS tool has now resulted in a powerful new web portal by two leading organisations that have sustainability embedded into their DNA," said John Mowbray, Founder and Director of MCL Global.
"If you want your business to comply with the relevant social and environmental issues, need to minimise risk in your supply chain, avoid reputable damage to your brand, or have decided to source your products in a more responsible manner – then TSL is a fantastic and trusted information resource for your business," he said.
TSL is a partnership between MCL News & Media – the leading media platform for the textile supply chain – and the European Outdoor Group, which with over 80 brand and retail members, undertakes a number of innovative projects for the benefit of the European outdoor industry. TSL combines all the best elements of the previously published Eco-Textile Labelling Guide from MCL and the SIGNS tool developed by the European Outdoor Group.
The guide was first published back in 2009, then known as the Eco-Textile Labelling Guide. There is currently no other printed guide of this nature in the market place, but with a limited print run we encourage people to order now in order to avoid disappointment.