AEC Narrow Fabrics is committing to sustainable textile product safety.
The narrow fabrics manufacturer (also known as Asheboro Elastics Corporation) was awarded the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification, which ensured that tested AEC fabrics were free from more than 300 potentially harmful substances. AEC manufactures knitted and woven narrow fabrics for globally-distributed apparel. The certification was issued for products made at the company’s factories in El Salvador and Honduras.
“The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification is an important element of our overall quality assurance and product safety programs,” said AEC president Charles Adams. “This voluntary certification is recognized and respected by our customers around the world, especially by those who are Oeko-Tex certified themselves.”
Oeko-Tex’s Standard 100 is a list of hazardous chemicals that include carcinogenic dyestuffs, formaldehyde, heavy metals, phthalates and residual pesticides. The list is updated each year to show sustainable advancement in the textile chemistry, medical knowledge and textile product safety regulations. Products made at both AEC manufacturing facilities are now permitted for use in other Oeko-Tex certified products.
“Our customers appreciate us for our quality, service, and innovation,” Adams said. “Now with Oeko-Tex certification, we’re giving them another reassurance that our products are made with respect for the wellbeing of our associates, our customers’ associates, and the consumers who ultimately use the products that include our narrow fabrics.”