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Textile services, i.e. laundry and rent of textiles, concern many areas in both public and private business. Washing and delivery of work clothes, hospital textiles, textiles for hotels and restaurants, cloth hand towel rolls, mats and mops are a few examples.
Textile rental is an environmentally friendly alternative to owning textiles or using disposable items, and fits well in the circular business models that we need to regain.
A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled textile service:
- Is energy efficient and has a low climate impact.
- Consumes limited amounts of water and uses the planet’s resources sparingly.
- Uses chemicals complying with stringent environmental and health requirements. For example, detergents not containing fragrances or DADMAC.
- Reduces the environmental impact of transport involved in distribution.
- Buys large quantities of textiles which either are ecolabelled or comply with the Oeko-Tex 100 standard.
Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
- Start your application process by reading the criteria document and find out if your product can obtain the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
- Read your Application Guide.
- Request login credentials.
- Now you are ready to enter the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.
Should you wish to transfer your licence, please use this form.
Please contact one of our national offices for information about fees for this product group.
Information on the latest version of the criteria for textile services
4.3 ⇛ 4.4: Adjustement of requirement
Requirement O10 has been adjusted regarding the transition period for titanium dioxide which has been further prolonged and now applies until June 30, 2024.
The new version is called 4.4 and is valid until 31 December 2025.
4.2 ⇛ 4.3: Adjustement of requirement and prolongation of the validity of criteria
Requirement O10 has been adjusted regarding the transition period for titanium dioxide which now applies until June 30, 2023. In addition, the validity of the criteria has been extended by 6 months. The new version is called 4.3 and is valid until 31 December 2025.
4.1 ⇛ 4.2: Prolongation of requirements
The validity of the criteria has been extended by 12 months. The new version 4.2 is valid even though 30 June 2025.
4.0 ⇛ 4.1: Adjustement and prolongation of validity of requirements
Requirement O10 has been adjusted for a transition period for titanium dioxide. In addition, the validity of the criteria has been extended by 12 months. The new version 4.1 is valid until 30 June 2024.
4.0: New criteria generation
The criteria have been revised and a new generation has been decided. The new version 4.0 is valid even though June 30, 2023.
3.6 ⇛ 3.7: Prolongation of requirements
The validity of the criteria has been extended by 6 months. The new version 3.6 is valid even though September 30, 2020.
3.5 ⇛ 3.6: Prolongation of requirements
The validity of the criteria has been extended by 15 months. The new version 3.6 is valid even though March 31, 2020.
3.4 ⇛ 3.5: Adjustment of requirements
Peracetic acid is excluded from the calculation in claim O12. The new version 3.5 is valid even though December 31, 2018.
3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Prolongation of requirements
The validity of the criteria has been extended by 24 months. The new version 3.4 is valid even though December 31, 2018.
3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Adjustment of requirements
Requirements P10, points for ecolabelled textiles and O20 Requirements for textiles have been adjusted so that textiles marked with Good Environmental Choice and GOTS are also considered to be ecolabelled textiles. At the same time, the requirement O36 that concerns marketing was removed. The new version 3.3 is valid until December 31, 2016.
3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Adjustment of requirements
O12: Requirements O12, Wash chemicals content of environmentally hazardous non-readily degradable substances has been adjusted so that the enzyme protease / subtilisin classified H411 is excluded from the requirement. The new version, 3.2, is valid until December 31, 2016.
3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Adjustment of requirements
O12: Sodium hypochlorite, CAS no. 7681-52-9 and sodium dichloroisocyanurate, dihydrate, CAS No. 51580-86-0, which are classified as H410 are exempt from requirement O12, content of hazardous non-readily degradable substances in detergents.
In the background document below you will find reasoning and facts behind the specific requirements in the criteria document.
Here you can also read the comments, requirement for requirement, from the public hearing.
If the documents are in a Nordic language, you can get help in understanding the sections you need by contacting the product specialist in your chosen country below.