International Association of Natural Textile Industry (iVN)
IVN is an association of over 100 companies from all stages of leather and textile manufacturing that stand for ecological and socially responsible production.
As a business association, our role is both that of voice and facilitator for our members and our industry.
We provide factual information for media professionals and the public on subjects ranging from environment, social responsibility, transparency to consumer health and safety.
The IVN quality seal attests at a glance that the labelled product is guaran¬teed to have been manufactured in an ecological and socially responsible way, that it is free of harmful substances and that it is high quality. The quality labels "NATURTEXTIL zertifiziert BEST GOTS" and "NATURLEDER zertifiziert" can only be used for products that meet strict production requirements which are independently verified and applied throughout the entire production chain. All processes are assessed, beginning with the production of raw material, including spinning, weaving, sewing as well as dying and finishing for textiles and tanning and conditioning for leather goods.
For those whose personal ethics include a respect for health, who believe in protecting water, air and soil, for whom it is important that people all over the world have decent work conditions and that animals are held respectfully, for those who choose quality over mass consumption, products certified as "NATURTEXTIL zertifiziert BEST GOTS" and "NATURLEDER zertifiziert" are an appro-priate choice.