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OUR MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

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TO DEVELOP A STANDARDIZED AND HARMONIZED WOLDWIDE CARE LABELLING SYSTEM FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS

 

 

Ginetex Mission and objectives

 

 

The GINETEX care labelling system is based on the following principles:

 

  • the uniformal use of specific symbols for the benefit of consumers
  • the symbols were introduced in order to avoid any misinterpretation by consumers
  • the GINETEX symbols are simple enough to be understood in all countries, no matter the spoken language, yet they provide maximum information on the appropriate care treatments for textile articles
  • in order to prevent irreversible damage, professionals are responsible for the choice of care-treatment for their articles
  • the GINETEX care symbols cannot be used separately and shall refer to all treatments in the following order: washing, bleaching, drying, ironing and professional textile care
  • the care labelling symbols shall be adapted whenever necessary to technical and economical developments, when necessary. However, these changes shall take place only if truly essential, in order to avoid any confusion for consumers

 

 

GINETEX has the following objectives:

 

  • define symbols for textile care at an international level
  • define the regulations for the use of these symbols
  • promote the use of the care symbols
  • acquire all markings and all rights relative to the symbols
  • register the symbols, both nationally and internationally
  • ensure protection for all marks and symbols as adopted in all member countries of the Association
  • sign all necessary agreements for the promotion of the above-mentioned objectives
  • in general, take all necessary measures and carry out all actions to promote the above objectives, either directly or indirectly
 

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