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Textile Eco-Products

Teachers in charge

izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Somogyi Škoc

Study, Module

Textile Technology and Engineering - undergraduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology



Knowledge verification

preliminary exam

Lecture type


Subject content

Ecological textile properties - emphasis on human-ecological aspects of textile products (clothing, home textiles, bed and table linen, carpets and floor coverings). Testing, evaluation and labelling of ecological quality characteristics according to EU-directives and international standards. The requirements on eco-products. Comparison between eco-labeling criteria of the most important eco-brands for textile products: EU eco-label, Oeko-Tex, Environmental Choice and Eco-cotton, related to their guarantee of ecological reliability.

Aim of course

Qualification for a critical division of various eco-brands and ecological labels related to their objectivity and credibility of the message directed at consumers of textile products.

Literature necessary for course

R. Čunko: Eco-Properties of Textile and Contemporary Requirements for Quality, Tekstil 45 )1996) 1 - 18 R. Čunko: European System of Marking Ecological Acceptability of Textiles, Tekstil 50 (2001) 297 - 306 (in cro) R. Čunko: New Ecological Criteria for Award of the Community Eco-label to Textile Products, Tekstil 50 (2002) 296 - 299 S. Kirin, R. Čunko: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 - a System of Certifying Ecological Reliability of Textiles, Tekstil 48 (1999) 299 - 306

Supplement literature

EC Decision No 1980/2000, Official J. of the European Communities, 17. 07. 2000. EC Decision 2002/231/EC, Official J. of the European Communities, 20.03 2002.

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