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Textile Inspection and Certification by IMO
Since 1992, IMO has been acting as a reliable, international inspection and certification organization for textiles. Our certificates stand for the greatest ecological quality.
International Association Natural Textile Industry (IVN)
has entrusted IMO and the testing lab eco-Umweltinstitut exclusively with quality assurance. Furthermore, IMO is entitled to perform ecological quality assurance on basis of the standards of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Demeter International, on behalf of the Soil Association and others.
IMO was significantly involved in developing the
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
and was officially approved as the first certification body at all to offer certification according to this world-wide accepted standard for ecological textiles.
Our many years of experience in ecological and social quality assurance in textile production are also available for your company's special criteria.
Services Offered by IMO
inspections and certification
for the following activities
within the textile chain
Available organic textile label schemes
production of natural fibers
such as cotton, flax, wool, silk, etc. in accordance with
like the European Regulation (EC) N°
834/2007 and (EC) N° 889/2008,
private organic standards
like Naturland, Demeter, IFOAM, etc.
primary processing stages
within the whole textile chain such as spinning, knitting/weaving, dying, finishing and manufacturing of ready-to-wear garments in accordance with the processing guidelines of the
Association Natural Textile Industry (IVN), global organic standards and other defined criteria of textile associations and specific companies.
producers, mail-order companies, and retailers, who label textiles themselves and bring them to market, such as IVN's brand 'Naturtextil'.
Available natural leather label scheme
- Certification of textiles for
recycled fibre material
- Fairtrade and Social Accountability: Audits according to the
Fair For Life Social & FairTrade Programme
and according to natural textile standards may be combined with cost-effective benefits
- Independent monitoring and expertise
in all fields related to natural textile production. Take advantage of our potential and excellent reputation.
How to become certified