Allergy Standard Limited (ASL)

Allergy Standard Limited (ASL)

Organization Most organizations for standards and certification were established by groups of companies in the industries having to meet those standards. However, Allergy Standard Limited (ASL) was not started by industry executives, but by physicians specializing in...
American Down & Feather Council (ADFC)

American Down & Feather Council (ADFC)

Organization The American Down & Feather Council (ADFC) is “a section of the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA).” Its members are companies which manufacture products using down and feathers or distribute, buy/sell, or process feathers and down. ADFC...
International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB)

International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB)

The Organization Based in Bregenz, Austria, the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB) is “the global association of the down and feather industry.” As such, it promotes the use of down and feathers in home products (bedding), apparel, and sporting gear. IDFB is...
Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange

The Organization Textile Exchange (TE) was organized and incorporated in 2002 in Texas as the Organic Exchange. Its first focus was on organic cotton in a state where cotton is an important crop. With public concern over the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers...
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Over 120 Years of Testing Products for Safety         Those of us who grew up in the 20th Century remember seeing the UL tags and labels with the legend, “Tested by Underwriters Laboratories” on almost all new electrical products. We knew the device should be safe if...
EcoCert

EcoCert

Organization EcoCert is a third party inspection and certification firm based in France. It was started in 1991 by agronomists interested in promoting organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Though it started in France, EcoCert is now active in most countries...
eco-INSTITUT

eco-INSTITUT

Organization eco-INSTITUT, based in Cologne, Germany, started in 1988. It is an independent testing and verification firm which has gained a reputation for testing above and beyond standards set by governmental agencies in the European Union, Canada, and the United...
IMO Certification

IMO Certification

The Organization IMO stands for Institute for Marketecology, also known as Control Body IMO. It is a for profit business employing more than 400 experts in over ninety nations, which inspects, tests, evaluates and verifies businesses as to whether they meet the...