Sustainability

…in harmony with the environment

Naturtex®

The synonym for ecological responsibility!

Ecological sustainability is not an empty marketing phrase, it has been part of the Naturtex DNA since 1989! The name “Natur”-tex encompasses the careful attention to nature, and the use of natural, renewable resources as much as possible!

At every stage of sourcing, processing and production Naturtex® is always looking for more and more sustainable solutions to guarantee the responsible use of natural resources.

Naturtex® Processing & Production:

All kinds of down run through the Naturtex down & feather process: 

  • Natural, crystal clear thermal water (32°C) is used during the washing process. Thanks to our natural spring four times more water can be used for washing.
    Result: 900 mm – 1 000 mm turbidity (glasstube – IDFL Test) – Three times cleaner than required by law.
  • Naturtex® sewage treatment plant cleans used water to 100% on a cleanliness level, which allows a natural water cycle to be generated, with the cleaned water returning to the thermal source.
  • Thermo oil tumbler: Unique gentle drying system at a temperature of 135°C. Enables an efficient drying, preserving the down structure! Result: Oxygen: < 4 mg/100g (IDFL) – and therefore hypoallergic!
  • 70% of the used energy for production comes from renewable resources. The target for 2030: 100% of the energy used from renewable resources!

Production according to following international standards:

  • EN (Europe)
  • JIS (Japan)
  • IDFB (International)
  • GB (China)
  • VSB (Switzerland)
  • AS (Australia)
  • USA 2000
  • KS (Korea)
  • CAN (Canada)
  • CNS (Taiwan)

Naturtex® Laboratory

Naturtex® is operating a IDFL certified and regularly audited down and feather laboratory. The laboratory´s task is:

  • Testing of raw & washed material (down & feathers)
  • Collection of samples from Naturtex factories or retail stores
  • Inspections of finished products
  • Storing sample fillings for up to 2 years after production
  • Assuring testing & labeling according to international standards

Traceability system

The raw feathers used are continuously documented and are able to be tracked at any time in the Naturtex Traceability System (NTIS), which was developed in line with the EDFA Traceability System and Code of Conduct. This includes the whole production process, from place of origin to finishing of the down bedding. We buy and process only machine plucked feathers coming from audited farms and slaughterhouses which fully comply with European Convention criteria for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes.

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Certificates

Naturtex has been awarded numerous renowned certifications from within the industry.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. The Better Cotton Standard System is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.
The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.
IDFL is the world's largest down and feather testing laboratory – 12.000 tested samples per year, 50.000 tests per year, clients in 52 countries worldwide. Naturtex operates a down and feather laboratory which is certified and audited by IDFL on a regular basis. www.idfl.com
Our down and feather filling material conforms to EN 12935 (feather and down hygiene and cleanliness requirements)
Our down and feather filling material conforms to EN 12935 (feather and down hygiene and cleanliness requirements)
Downpass: it provides a traceable way of down and feather and it also ensures the welfare of the animals
Responsible Down Standard – ensures that down and feathers were not plucked from live animals. Any removal of down and feathers from live birds (live-plucking or molt-harvesting) is prohibited. Force-feeding is prohibited. Holistic respect for animal welfare of the birds from hatching to slaughter. RDS down and feathers is properly identified; to ensures that non-RDS down and feathers are not mistakenly identified as RDS. Each stage in supply chain is audited by a professional, third party certification body. Only products with 100% certified down and feathers carry the RDS logo.
Nomite - The company is member of European Bedfeather and Bedding Industries, and our products are suitable for persons suffering from house dust allergy.
This certificate assures that our company operates according to the STEP requirements in terms of chemicals, environmental performance, environmental management, social responsibility, quality management and safety.
Our duck and goose down and feather filling according to EN 12934 meet human-ecological standars established, and are safe for use.
The “Grüne Punkt” is protected worldwide and is mainly used in Europe as a financing symbol for participation in dual collection and recycling systems.
The original Hungarian Goose Down label guarantees that the product is of Hungarian origin. The certification is performed by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK). The label also contains an anti-forgery data storage chip, which contains further product information
ISO 9001, 14001 Applied quality and environmental management system.