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Think. Then think again.

Think. Then think again. This is something we do every day. We are constantly thinking about how to make our products even better. But clothing production also comes with a big responsibility. We are responsible for doing what we are best at: designing and producing lightweight work clothing and corporate clothing, while keeping our methods as sustainable as possible.

Actually, nothing could be more natural. Like most people, we want to be able to tell our children and grandchildren that we did our best to promote a more sustainable world. Hang on – what if we tried that instead?

Think. Carefully.

Today’s circular economy forces us to think carefully. Thinking a little smarter takes you a little further. That’s one of Texstar’s mottos. We call it the Texstar Way. It also includes our philosophy on sustainability. Some call it CSR. We call it caring.

Three perspectives for sustainability:

Textile production – an environmental perspective

Many aspects of production have an impact on the environment. These aspects include choice of materials, the amount of waste produced, the chemical additives used and the actual production methods used, which can include dyeing, production technology and energy consumption. The chosen transport methods also affect the environment. Transport can be rationalised by ordering larger batches. This is one of the reasons why Texstar has one of the market’s best-stocked warehouses.

Another important factor is product packaging. We use recyclable packaging whenever possible.

Textile production – a social perspective

Most people will know from watching TV how bad working conditions can be in textile factories around the world. In order to monitor the daily routines in our production facilities, we favour long-standing collaboration with selected factories where we have full control of production. The employees must have favourable working conditions, both in terms of safety and wages, and must be free to organise trade unions. Needless to say, the same principles apply in Sweden: Texstar should be a good company to work for.

We comply with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and expect our subcontractors to do the same. Among other things, this means zero tolerance of child labour and discrimination. Although this may seem natural to us in Sweden, it is not as obvious in many other parts of the world.

Textile production – a financial perspective

Finance is crucial to a company’s survival. We aim to be part of a financial system that generates profits both for the employees in our organisation and for our customers. When an organisation has healthy finances, its operations generate long-term benefits for all stakeholders without compromising on social and environmental sustainability.


Three important commitments:

ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification

Texstar is environmentally certified according to ISO ISO14001:2015, which demonstrates our ambition to continuously improve and develop our environmental management so that everyone in the company works in the same direction. Our environmental policy also helps our subcontractors comply with our environmental goals. Our ISO certification supports us in achieving our continuous environmental improvement goals.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100

Clothing production is a global process in which the various stages of production – from raw materials to finished products – are often located in different parts of the world. Oeko-Tex is an international organisation where textile products are tested and certified through all stages of production by independent international institutes. The Oeko-Tex criteria catalogue is aimed at creating a collective vision regarding potentially harmful substances.

Oeko-Tex provides companies in the textile and clothing industry with a set of common assessment standards, while giving end consumers the benefit of tested safety, for instance in the form of skin-friendly clothing.

The requirements of the standard vary according to the intended use of the end product, and are divided into four product classes. Texstar products meet all the requirements in Product Class II regarding the materials and components used. This gives you assurance that Texstar clothing is safe to wear against your skin. Read more about Oeko-Tex on www.oeko-tex.com

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REACH limits diffusion of hazardous chemicals

REACH is a European Union regulation aimed at reducing the diffusion of hazardous chemicals. REACH requires all old and new chemicals on the market to be registered, evaluated and authorised. This means that Texstar is required to:

register the chemicals we manufacture or import

prepare and supply a safety data sheet or equivalent information to the recipients of the chemicals

ascertain whether a permit is required for the chemical in question

if we want to continue using or releasing a chemical in a market where a permit is required, we must apply for a permit

keep abreast with any limitations that apply to the chemical or mixtures containing it.

You can read more about REACH on the website of the Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen), www.kemi.se/en.