Ecology and environmental awareness are the highest priority for IVN. Conventional textile production uses hazardous chemicals in manufacturing and processing which pollute air and water and endanger life in general and health in particular. An ecological and natural production of raw materials together with sustainable processing are the response we give and the solution we seek.
The association believes it is important for businesses to take their responsibility towards both their employees and external stakeholders seriously. Fair wages, a respect for human rights and workplace security are the focal point of our work.
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. This primarily requires the use of health compatible chemicals in all stages of textile and leather production, beginning with natural fibres and leather, including dying, tanning, finishing and other processing stages.