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Textile Exchange Releases New Version of Content Claim Standard

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Textile Exchange released an updated version of its Content Claim Standard, and certification bodies and certified organizations will have until Jan. 1, 2017 to comply with the updates.

The aim of the Content Claim Standard (CCS) is to check the accuracy of content claims by verifying the presence and amount of a raw material in a finished product, fostering further transparency.

In the newly released version 2.0, exemptions for post-production certification are included, and contract warehouses that only perform logistics functions are no longer subject to on-site audits.

Brands like The North Face, H&M, Patagonia and Adidas are part of the CCS advisory group that were part of the review for the version update.

Textile Exchange also released version 2.0 of its Organic Content Standard (OCS), which relies on third-party verification to confirm that a product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material.

The new version stipulates that cotton gins and other post-harvest processing must be OCS or Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. It also includes GMO testing guidance and recognizes the IFOAM Family of Standards for organic certification.

Certification bodies and certified organizations will also have until Jan. 1, 2017 to comply with the updates.

See the updated Content Claims Standard here and the Organic Cotton Standard update here.

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