Goals and Mission

IVN’s main goal is to create an awareness for ecology, social accountability, health issues and quality. To support businesses operating in sustainable manufacturing of textiles and leather goods is its primary mission. Our members have committed themselves to making products which pose no danger neither for the health of consumers nor for that of persons involved in the production of textile or leather products.
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For many years now, IVN has functioned as the voice of the industry, infor­ming the press and the public about the diffe­rence between sustainable natural textiles and leather as compared to conven­tional products.  We provide infor­ma­tion on subjects such as environ­mental relief, natural resource protec­tion, social accoun­ta­bi­lity, fairness in business, protec­tion of the species or trans­pa­rency and advise on hazards to health and issues of quality.

On behalf of our members in commerce and industry, we provide public relations with the goal of furthe­ring an appre­cia­tion of natural textiles and leather goods and increa­sing the awareness for sustainable products in the market. By the same token, we safeguard the correct use of our quality seals.

We campaign political insti­tu­tions on behalf of the natural textile and natural leather industry.  Our role is prima­rily to ensure that the political and legal frame­work for our segment is neither watered down in favour of profits nor too strongly oriented towards global players. We are parti­cu­larly attuned to small and mid-size businesses.