The SEAM Project - An Introduction[ PDF : 106kb | 8 Page]

Factories Participating in the SEAM Eco-label Demonstration Project

Part A[ PDF : 62.7kb | 4 Page]

1. The Need for an Eco-label

2. What is an Eco-label?

3. What are the Benefits of Eco-labelling?

4. Eco-labelling Schemes

5. How to Select an Appropriate Eco-label

Part B: How to Obtain an Eco-label - A Step by Step Guide[ PDF : 215kb | 15 Page]


Step 1: Management Commitment

Step 2: Selection of Eco-label and Product Line(s) (Articles)

Step 3: Establish a Factory Eco-labelling Implementation Team

Step 4: Obtain Eco-label Certifying Procedures and Application Form

Step 5: Prepare Process Flow Diagram(s)

Step 6: Conduct Audit of Chemicals and Dyestuffs

Step 7: Action Plan to Phase Out Objectionable Substances

Step 8: Chemicals and Dyes Substitution

Step 9: Process Optimisation

Step 10: Verification and Operating Procedural Changes

Step 11: Establish a Quality Assurance System and Prepare Quality Manual

Step 12: Submit Application Form, Declaration of Conformity and Samples

Step 13: Award of Eco-label Certification

Step 14: Annual Renewal

Part C: Cost Benefits[ PDF : 58.1kb | 6 Page]

1. Cost Benefit Issues

2. Analytical Costs and Staff Resources

3. Cost Benefits at Misr Mahalla

4. Cost Benefits at Giza Spinning and Weaving

Part D: Helpful Hints[ PDF : 53.4kb | 7 Page]

1. Doís and Doníts

2. Frequently Asked Questions

3. Suggestions for Eco-Friendly Processing

4. Some Textile Non Eco-Friendly Chemicals and Potential Alternatives

List of Figures:

Figure 1: Steps for Achieving an Eco-Label: Textile Manufacturers

Figure 2: Simplified Process Flow Diagram for Textile Wet Processing

          (App 1-3 )                     (App 5-7 )                         (App 11-12 )
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1. Eco-labels and Product Groups Covered by each Eco-label

2. Öko-Tex 100 Standards

a. Criteria and Limit Values of Öko-Tex Standard 100

b. Non-Permissible Individual Substances as per Öko-Tex Standard 100

c. Safer Alternatives for Some Banned Dyes

3. List of Institutes Authorised to Grant Öko-Tex 100 Certificate

4. Illustrative Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

5. Chemical Audit Findings for Misr Mahalla

6. Chemical Audit Findings for Giza Spinning and Weaving

7. Phase out of Harmful Chemicals and Processes Modifications at Misr Mahalla

8. Application Form of Öko-TexStandard100andDeclarationofConformity

9. Copy of Öko-Tex Certificate acquired by the factories under the SEAM Project

10. Renewal Application Form for Öko-Tex Standard 100

11. Detailed Breakdown of Operating Costs at Misr Mahalla

12. Detailed Breakdown of Operating Costs at Giza Spinning and Weaving

Useful References