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Textile Machinery Labeled 'Green'

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Textile Machinery Labeled 'Green'

Consumers are clamouring for green labeling on all manner of products, such as cleaning supplies and groceries. However, one industry is already ahead of the game.

The Italian textile machinery industry is a model of innovative technologies that reduce costs for manufacturers and improve the environment, the website Fibre2Fashion reports. Now, it's introducing a labeling system to market that fact.

As part of its "Sustainable Technologies" initiative, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) has partnered with international certification body RINA to create a green label that informs of the quantity of emissions produced during a select machine's operation.

"The certificate of conformity released by RINA for our green label provides further confirmation of the entire sector's commitment to sustainable production standards," ACIMIT said in a statement.

Recently, at Berlin's Ethical Fashion Show, "green fashion" got extra attention as well, looking specifically at how cotton is produced.