GINETEX IS THE PARTNER OF MILLIONS OF TEXTILE AND APPAREL COMPANIES WORLWIDE
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.
CLEVERCARE.INFO - A REVAMPED WEBSITE!
Enhanced with new sections, the aim of this new website is to become the reference in textile eco-care for consumers.
A NEW PRESIDENT FOR GINETEX
Mr. Thomas Lange, from German Fashion Association, has been appointed President of GINETEX for 2 years starting 1 January 2023.
LAUNDRY: While energy sobriety is highly advised, GINETEX is studying the true impact of the different stages of textile washing on electricity consumption.
RESULTS OF THE 4th IPSOS EUROPEAN BAROMETER 2023
What are the textile care habits in Europe ?
GREENWASHING: The European Commission proposes a directive on green claims
RESULTS OF THE 3rd IPSOS EUROPEAN BAROMETER 2021
Environmental concerns are now central to Europeans’ new textile care habits.
BREXIT: IMPACT ON TEXTILE LABELLING
Textile labelling requirements in the UK will change starting 1st January 2021. Here are the main new requirements.
THE CHARTER FOR SUSTAINABLE CLEANING
A.I.S.E. presents first products which comply with the renewed detergents industry sustainability standard and relaunched its cleanright.eu platform.
A NEW PRESIDENT FOR GINETEX
Mr. Alejandro Laquidain, from Consejo Intertextil Español, has been elected President of GINETEX for 2 years starting 1 January 2021.
RESULTS OF THE 2ND IPSOS EUROPEAN BAROMETER 2019
One of the main findings is that durability of clothing is at the heart of Europeans’ interests, who wish to keep their garments for as long as possible.
HOW TO CLEAN A FABRIC FACE MASK
In the time of Covid-19, GINETEX gives you the main recommendations on how to take care for your fabric face mask.
GINETEX SIGNS THE UN CHARTER
By signing the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, we continue our commitment to make consumers and brands aware of the changes necessary to decrease the impact of the textile and Fashion industry on the environment
SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE CARE
Clervercare.info, a full marketing program aimed at end-customers. Discover more with our video and comic strips!
A NEW PARTNERSHIP
GINETEX is now member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition – Both of our international organizations are teaming up for a better world!
JOINT INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
A.I.S.E., APPLiA & GINETEX are publishing their joint tips for sustainable laundering.
A BAROMETER FOR CARE LABELLING
GINETEX, in partnership with IPSOS, unveils the outcomes of its European barometer "Europeans and textile care labelling".
THE EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY (EPR)
France: The AGEC Law imposes, from January 1st 2022, the affixing of TRIMAN signage and info-sorting on products such as clothing textiles, household linen and footwear.
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.