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14-Feb-2018 | 775-EN

Marmot adopts ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certified waterproof technology by Green Theme International

LIGONIER, IN – February 2, 2018 – The Hohenstein Group recently verified an innovative DWR finish from Green Theme International™ in line with the requirements of the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification system. Outdoor brand Marmot has been the first now to implement GTI’s Aquavent waterless treatment for breathable water protection in its new flagship rain jacket, EVODry.

"We feel that Hohenstein’s rigorous standards and efficacy makes them the gold standard in textile testing worldwide," says GTI’s Marketing Director Brian LaPlante. “That's why we chose Hohenstein Group to vet our chemistry for our ECO PASSPORT certification." After five years of research and testing, Aquavent was launched in January 2018. GTI’s new technology was designed to eliminate harmful PFCs.

The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® program can be used to assess chemical products across the textile and leather supply chain in a confidential process that confirms that the formulations and individual ingredients meet specific criteria for sustainability, safety, and regulatory compliance. Chemical formulations are checked against the extensive OEKO-TEX® list of substances of concern and then verified by laboratory evaluation to ensure that they do not contain unsafe contaminants. The ECO PASSPORT certification is part of the modular portfolio of OEKO-TEX® certifications and consumer labels used by over 10,000 companies.

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About Hohenstein Group
With global headquarters in Boennigheim, Germany and U.S. office in Ligonier, IN, the Hohenstein Group offers accredited and independent textile testing and product development services, as well as comparative and competitive product testing, research and development, and training. Hohenstein’s research expertise includes apparel, home textiles, upholstery, protective apparel and equipment, and medical applications. They offer materials testing and certification for textile safety, UV protection, antimicrobial effectiveness, FR performance, and many other technical features. Hohenstein is a founding member and leading provider of the OEKO-TEX® portfolio of services such as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification, the international standard for safe textiles, and is certified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC ID #1058) as a third-party, independent laboratory for CPSIA compliance verification. www.Hohenstein.US.

With 25 years of experience, OEKO-TEX® leads the world in empowering and enabling consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. OEKO-TEX® provides standardized solutions which optimize customers’ manufacturing processes and help deliver high quality, more sustainable products. All of the products within the OEKO-TEX® portfolio are used to strengthen our customers’ systems, processes or products and, ultimately, they help create more sustainable companies. To date, 10,000 manufacturers, brands, and retailers in almost 100 countries are working with OEKO-TEX® to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances and millions of consumers around the world look for OEKO-TEX® labels before making buying decisions. OEKO-TEX® certified products and suppliers can be located in the OEKO-TEX® Online Buying Guide at Connect with OEKO-TEX® on Facebook, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter.

About Green Theme International™
Green Theme International™ is a B Corporation with a mission to eliminate water use and pollution from the textile industry through 21st century innovation and the cleanest possible manufacturing practices available. GTI’s technology greatly improves fabric performance without the use of water and harmful chemicals while enhancing consumer’s product experiences. We call this Performance for the Planet

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