Centrocot e leather standard by oeko-tex®
An opportunity for the leather industry
Centro Cotoniero Tessile e Abbigliamento Spa, called “Centrocot” is an analysis centre of excellence that for thirty years has suppor- ted the development of companies in the textile, clothing, fashion, accessory and le- ather industries. Since 1994, Centrocot has been part of the OEKO-TEX ® Association, an International Association for Research and Testing in the eld of Textile Ecology and carries out tests that research harmful substances with the objective of ensuring the highest degree of human-ecological sa- fety.
The OEKO-TEX ® Association has de- veloped several certi cations among which, in chronological order, is the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX ®: the voluntary ecolo- gical label for the best-known and establi- shed textile products in the world. To meet the needs of the leather sector, OEKO-TEX ® developed the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX ® in 2017.
It is an independent and internationally recognized certi cation system for leather and leather goods at eve- ry stage of processing, from semi- nished leathers to nished articles such as bags, gloves and clothing.
Centrocot is the only Italian laboratory authorized to issue this certi cate. In May 2017, it was awarded for the rst time in Italy to Zanellato, a brand of international renowned accessories, for its Postina ® Pura ®. LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX ® guarantees that every component of the nished product com- plies with the compulsory requirements.
A valuable tool that allows manufacturers and retailers to ensure maximum transparency towards the consumer.