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.

Effec­tive Marketing

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.