Bluesign has released revised criteria as part of its mission to help the fashion and textile industry reduce its environmental impact. Among its changes, the latest update brings increased consideration of definitions and terminology as well as the implementation of new sections, such as the criteria for fiber manufactures. This update marks the first time that revisions of bluesign criteria have taken place through collaboration with stakeholders.
Starting in 2019, an array of stakeholders – brands, chemical suppliers, other industry consultants, NGOs etc. – suggested more than 30 points for consideration, around the shared goal of raising the benchmark and ensuring harmonized measures across the industry. Bluesign criteria now comprise specific guidelines for fiber manufacturers’ production sites. These include, for example, the requirement for fiber manufacturers to offer traceability of recycled fibers for recycled materials in order to achieve bluesign approval.