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.
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.