What IVN offers
What can businesses expect from a membership in IVN? What are the advantages of membership? Whether it is consultation or networking, whether to organize a concerted effort or work towards the larger goal, the IVN team is a trade organisation ready to work for you.
Increasing numbers of consumers are demanding textiles and leather goods that are verifiably produced in an ecological and socially accountable manner. Trust in brands and producers is increasingly important. Because IVN is perceived as a credible sustainability protagonist, a membership demonstrates that this trust is well placed and that your business takes ethical products seriously.
The quality seals „NATURTEXTIL IVN ZERTIFIZIERT BEST“ and „NATURLEDER IVN ZERTIFIZIERT“ are recognized throughout Europe as the most consistent and comprehensive standards for ecologically produced textiles and leather goods. Our guidelines committee, which has developed IVN standards for many years now, is staffed by top-notch experts of the trade. Independent certifying agents who monitor compliance with IVN standards locally add their practical expertise to the association. As a result, IVN can draw on a high level of competence along the entire production chain for textiles and leather goods. This is a valuable asset that you can use to your advantage.
Press and Public Relations
A business association has significantly improved opportunities to gain the attention of the media or to inform consumers with events and advertising. Our reputation in the media is that of a credible and competent information provider who views the textile and leather industry from a differentiated and open perspective. IVN can also handle your press and public relations as well as your advertising.
Consultation and Schooling
IVN can support you with information of all types. We answer your questions regarding certification, support you in sourcing, discuss which trade fairs are recommendable and advise you on the legally correct formulation of advertising texts for your products. Membership qualifies you for a reduced fee for IVN events such as the annual retailer training course or information events in the context of the green forum.
In addition to its own quality seals NATURTEXTIL and NATURLEDER, IVN is co-owner of Global Organic Textile Standard. The major role which IVN plays in this globally recognized seal keeps it in the public eye on an international level.…and with it, you as a member.
It is easier to find suppliers, buyers or partners with the same focus in an association that joins protagonists all along the production chain. We extend access to our own excellent contacts in the media, politics, educational institutions and in society to all our members.