Bluesign, the Swiss standard for sustainability and corporate social responsibility, is eyeing new companies to possibly become new members in its pool of partners, and one of them is quite prominent: It is Pontetorto, the well-known Italian garment company, which is ready to undergo the Bluesign-screening. Hong Kong-based Tai Tung Interlining International, a specialty company for textile processing, has agreed that Bluesign will screen its China-based manufacturing plant, called Burltex Plus Knitting Industrial. A similar agreement has been reached by the Taiwanese Formosa Chemical & Fibre Corporation for its Chang Hwa D& F Plant, Textile Division on the same island. Last but not least, Tah Hsin, a specialty manufacturer of breathable, waterproof garments for outdoor purposes, will have its plants checked in Taiwan, Mainland China, Myanmar and Vietnam. A company that has successfully passed such a screening recently is the German-based Hakro Activewear, a company specializing in functional basics such as shirts. Another brand that fulfilled the requirements of the Bluesign standard is Poivre Blanc, the French brand of snow wear.