GREENSBORO, N.C.—Lion Brothers Company Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and distributer of embroidered emblems for apparel decoration and uniform identification., and Oeko-Tex has tested and certified its products to be free from dangerous levels of more than 100 substances believed to be harmful to people. Because Lion’s products do not contain hazardous chemicals, they are safer for consumers as well as for manufacturing employees and the environment, the company reports.
“Oeko-Tex certification is an important part of Lion’s ongoing corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives,” says Mickie Holden, vice president of market development at Lion. “Oeko-Tex is a globally-respected resource for product testing and certification.”
Securing Oeko-Tex certification supports Lion’s global branded clients such as Nike, adidas and Puma that require third-party, independent textile safety verification. Adds Holden: “Now as textile safety concerns escalate in the U.S., Lion’s clients are requesting Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, especially those companies who manufacture apparel and uniforms for children.” Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification satisfies the new CPSIA requirements for lead testing in children’s products, the company reports.
“Europeans have been demanding safe textiles for decades,” says Dr. Manfred Wentz, senior policy advisor with Oeko-Tex. “As demand grows in the rest of the global market, especially here in the U.S., Lion Brothers will be superbly positioned to respond and to enable their customers to benefit as well.”