Sustainable Textile Solutions

Dedicated to assisting brands, retailers and industry partners implement quality and eco-requirements for sustainable textile production.


DETOX TO ZERO is based on the DETOX campaign launched by Greenpeace in 2011 whereby the goal of the campaign is to exclude hazardous chemicals from textile production. With DETOX TO ZERO, OEKO-TEX® provides textile and leather producers with a practical and usable analysis and assessment tool which creates transparency and control in the use of hazardous substances.


Digitizing chemical management.

Urban Wastewater Directive Overview

Source: European Commission

Report that outlines the 1991 Council Directive of the European Commission concerning urban waste-water treatment.

Textile Industry Wastewater Discharge Quality Standards

Source: Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme (ZDHC)

A literature review of the textile industry wastewater discharge quality standards.

National regulation of discharge and reuse of wastewater

Publication in Spanish of 2009 Regulation outlining the system for the registration, authorization, monitoring and control of discharges of liquid pollutants to water bodies

Ministerial Agreement No. 105-2008: General Manual for the Regulation of Discharges and Reuse of Wastewater and Sludge Disposal

Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Publication in Spanish of 2006 Guatemalan Agreement to implement the Regulations for the discharges and reuse of wastewater and the disposal of sludge..

Ministerial Agreement No. 105-2008

Source: ECOLEX

Governmental document outlining the regulations for the discharges and reuse of wastewater and the disposal of sludge.

ISEAL Alliance

ISEAL is the global membership association for credible sustainability standards.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Development and publishing of International Standards.