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GINETEX IS THE PARTNER OF MILLIONS OF TEXTILE AND APPAREL COMPANIES WORLWIDE

 

         Ginetex Who we are

 

 

Over 50 years of experience

GINETEX, the International Association for Textile Care Labelling, was first founded in Paris in 1963 following several Symposiums for Textile Care Labelling in the late 1950's.

 

 

GINETEX, a textile care labelling system based on symbols

GINETEX devised an internationally applicable care labelling system for textiles based on symbols. The care labelling system provides consumers and textile companies with the correct information on how to care for textile products. The process indicated by the symbols avoids any irreversible damage to the product.

 

The pictograms used are registered trademarks in most countries and are the property of GINETEX. The five-symbol row mark has been registered at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation). Since then, all the Madrid Agreement signatory countries (including France) have asked for and extension of these marks.

 

The care labelling system provides consumers and textile companies with the correct information on care treatments for textile products. The processes indicated by the symbols will avoid any irreversible damage to the product.

 

GINETEX defines and promotes the system of care labelling symbols and coordinates its technical background on an international level. The essential technical elements for its implementation are contained in technical regulations. The care labelling system is maintained to ensure that any new technical and ecological developments together with changes in consumer practices are taken into account.

 

 

Represention by national members
GINETEX counts a large number of national organisations within its members. These organisations represent the textile and retailing industries and other textile care stake players. They include: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and United Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

News

JOINT INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

A.I.S.E., APPLiA & GINETEX are publishing their joint tips for sustainable laundering.

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REGISTRATION IN ASIA

GINETEX, the five-symbol trademark is now registered in China and in India.

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A NEW PARTNERSHIP

GINETEX is now member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition – Both of our international organizations are teaming up for a better world!

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A BAROMETER FOR CARE LABELLING

GINETEX, in partnership with IPSOS, unveils the outcomes of its European barometer "Europeans and textile care labelling".

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SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE CARE

Clervercare.info, a full marketing program aimed at end-customers. Discover more with our video and comic strips!

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NATIONAL MEMBERS

National Members

GINETEX relies on 22 National Members in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. To reach the GINETEX entity in your country, please visit our interactive map.

 

THE MAP

VIDEO

video spot clevercare

GINETEX has developed an internationally applicable logo for sustainable care. Consumers are given information to help them reduce the environmental impact of caring for textile.

 

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Newsletter


Two times a year, GINETEX headquarters issue a newsletter covering textile care labelling information. Please register to be best informed.

 

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