Cone Denim Expands OEKO-TEX® Certification to Mexico Platform
Greensboro, NC — Cone Denim®, a global leader in denim authenticity and innovation, is pleased to announce that its Cone Denim Parras and Cone Denim Yecapixtla operations in Mexico have received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification on selected denim products. The company’s Cone Denim Jiaxing operation in China received certification in 2015. The company is now able to provide Oeko-Tex certified fabrics on a global basis.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification provides transparency in the textile supply chain and assures consumers that certified products have been produced without the use of illegal, regulated or other known harmful substances. The “Confidence in Textiles” motto designates independent testing for harmful substances for textile products of all types which pose no risk to health since 1992.
“The expansion of our OEKO-TEX certification to denim fabrics produced from our Mexico facilities offers additional confidence in our products and opens new opportunities to our customers worldwide,” says Steve Maggard, Senior Vice President Operations and Manufacturing for Cone Denim. “We remain committed to responsible manufacturing and promoting sustainable practices and components within our products and processes that minimize our environmental footprint while providing our customers the highest level of denim innovation and design. The OEKO-TEX certification provides our customers and the end consumer further validation of our practices and the benefits of Cone Denim’s Sustainblue™ line featuring the highest level of environmentally responsible denims. ”
Cone Denim has operated in Mexico since 1995 producing industry-leading denims, both rigid and stretch, including S-Gene® products as well as many other high-performance and sustainable denim styles. The company’s Cone Denim Jiaxing facility opened in 2007 in China. This combined global platform is strategically designed to provide customers with innovative and market-driven denims and services from a comprehensive global network of manufacturing platforms. Certified labs and proprietary process control systems are central to producing high quality fabrics with exceptional shade and physical consistency.
About Cone Denim
A leading denim innovator for more than 125 years, Cone Denim delivers unparalleled expertise and advanced denim capabilities that service and inspire the global market. Cone promotes both sustainable practices in its operations and development of new denims. From performance denims and superior SGENE® technology to vintage re-creations of CONE® Deeptone Denim reaching back to the early 1900s, Cone offers unique collections of PERFORMANCE, STRETCH, SELVAGE, and NATURAL INDIGO denims crafted out of the Cone®3D R&D incubator. Cone Denim operates as part of International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) with manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China and a global network of sales, product and merchandising professionals based out of Greensboro, NC. Learn more at www.conedenim.com, instagram.com/conedenim, and facebook.com/conedenimitg.