German abbreviation for Industry and Commerce, professional bodies governed by public law, consisting of the companies in each region.
International Labour Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, which promotes social justice, human rights and labor rights.
http://www.ilo.org/berlin/lang--de/index.htm (ILO in Germany)
INKOTA-netzwerk e.V., a development organization with headquarters in Berlin. http://www.inkota.de (INKOTA)
All the ingredients used in the entire manufacturing process of the fabric are examined for environmental and consumer safety prior to use. In particular, the upstream supply chain is taken into account in the production countries (not just the finished product). In contrast, only the pollutant concentrations are tested in the finished product for compliance with the limits of many other textile labels. With these labels, the impact on people and the environmental that arise during production are not taken into account.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an intergovernmental organization with the goal of summarizing the state of science on climate for policy makers. http://www.ipcc.ch (IPCC)