HANRO’s in-house fabrics production received sustainability certification from OEKO-TEX®

The in-house fabrics production facility of HANRO in Austria (Vorarlberg) has successfully obtained the OEKO-TEX® STeP certificate, the new quality seal for sustainable textile production.

OEKO-TEX is an independent testing and certification system for textile products from all stages of production along the textile value chain. The new certification seal „Sustainable Textile Production“ (STeP) has been introduced in 2013 and is an advancement of the former seal OEKO-TEX 1000. In addition to environment-friendliness, the new STeP test method focuses also on sustainable production conditions, an efficient use of resources and technologies as well as the compliance to socially acceptable working conditions and health & safety regulations.

Thanks to the large number of different, strict criteria, it is especially challenging for each company to obtain this certificate.

The examination comprises six modules: chemicals, environmental performance, environmental management, health and safety, social responsibility and quality management.

The assessment took place at the in-house fabrics production plant „Arula“ in Maeder (Vorarlberg, Austria). Almost 90% of HANRO’s fabrics are coming from this production facility..

STeP enables certified textile producers to communicate their achievements regarding sustainable manufacturing to the public in a transparent, credible and clear manner.

For the premium lingerie label HANRO, which is known for high-quality products made from finest natural materials, this certification is an important affirmation of the advantages of having a production „made in Europe”.

Stephan Hohmann, CEO of HANRO, says: „At a time, where so many textile companies have their fabrics made outside of Europe, this certification is a commitment to the textile location of Austria, as well as a valuable, measurable proof of our production performance. Sustainable production in Europe offers many advantages along the entire supply chain, which find a one-to-one reflection in the final product. Manufacturing in own facilities, year-long textile knowhow, qualified labour and the physical proximity to highly specialized suppliers offer us optimal working condition as well as having the control over our own supply chain activities. A company like HANRO which is pursuing the mission of highest quality, has to have high demands on all parts of the manufacturing process, and strictly claim highest requirements starting from the yarns to the finishing.“

Moreover, the production facility in Maeder is also certified in compliance with OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

Since the foundation in 1884 in the Swiss town of Liestal, HANRO has been one of the internationally leading premium producers of high-quality underwear, nightwear and loungewear for sophisticated women and men. HANRO products can be found in almost 50 countries around the globe. After the incorporation of the brand into the Austrian Huber Holding, the headquarters of HANRO are located in Vorarlberg (Austria) next to the Swiss border since 2001.

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For further information, images or interview requests, please contact:

Nina Rehmann  |  HANRO International  | 0043 5523 505 6735  |  nina.rehmann@hanro.com  |  www.hanro.com

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HANRO of Switzerland – Pure luxury on skin! HANRO is an international luxury brand for lingerie, daywear, nightwear and loungewear for ladies and men. Ever since it was founded in 1884 by Albert Handschin and Carl Ronus in Switzerland, the company has stood for Understated Luxury, natural elegance, and garments which are a pleasure and comfort to wear. HANRO products are marked by highest quality standards and excellent craftsmanship. The careful development of unique materials from natural fibers, ingenious designs and decades of tradition, combined with technical innovations, are what make HANRO such a distinctive brand. HANRO products are produced almost exclusively within Europe. In 1991, HANRO joined the Austrian Huber Group. Today, HANRO can be found at the most exclusive stores in almost 50 countries.

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HANRO of Switzerland – Pure luxury on skin! HANRO is an international luxury brand for lingerie, daywear, nightwear and loungewear for ladies and men. Ever since it was founded in 1884 by Albert Handschin and Carl Ronus in Switzerland, the company has stood for Understated Luxury, natural elegance, and garments which are a pleasure and comfort to wear. HANRO products are marked by highest quality standards and excellent craftsmanship. The careful development of unique materials from natural fibers, ingenious designs and decades of tradition, combined with technical innovations, are what make HANRO such a distinctive brand. HANRO products are produced almost exclusively within Europe. In 1991, HANRO joined the Austrian Huber Group. Today, HANRO can be found at the most exclusive stores in almost 50 countries. www.hanro.com

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