Yogyakarta: Successful LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® Seminar hosted by TESTEX
Written by Maizer   
Friday, 10 November 2017

 “LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®: Making safer leather choices”

On 5th October 2017, TESTEX invited leading figures of Indonesia’s leather industry to attend a one-day seminar at the Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel in Yogyakarta.


The event was well received among the approximately 90 participants of the leather and textile indus-try, the ministry of trade for leather and textiles and the school of leather technology.


The seminar offered an exclusive look at the current products of the OEKO-TEX® association, as well as market insights to the leather industry in Indonesia by local branch specialists, government officials and branch education specialists. An on scene survey conducted with all attendees also emphasised the importance of a certification standard for leather goods by the industry.



In January 2017, OEKO-TEX® extended its product portfolio to include a new certification system for leather goods. The LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® was born.

Producers and suppliers of leather goods were now able to have their products certified and tested for harmful substances. By adding the leather sector to its extensive testing and certification system, the OEKO-TEX® association responds to recent developments in the textile, leather goods and footwear markets.


Leather – an important industry for Indonesia

Based on the latest data of the Indonesian Ministry of Industry, the Indonesia’s leather industry exports about 93% of its finished products, which is expected to further increase in 2018. The Indonesian gov-ernment also supports the development of the leather industry by making necessary regulations to investments in farming, raw material import and industrial standards, benefitting the environmental friendly and sustainable production.



Jakarta Office:

PT. TESTEX, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION Sona Topas Tower, 6th Floor, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 26,

Jakarta, 12920, Indonesia Phone +62 21 250 6510 E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it



Bandung Office:


Graha KADIN Bandung, 4th Floor, Room 404, Jl. Talaga Bodas No. 31, Bandung 40262, Indonesia Phone +62 22 7300 703

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 TESTEX is a globally operating, independent Swiss testing and certification organisation with focus on textile and leather testing. Founded in 1846 and originally known as the “Seidentrocknungsanstalt Zurich”, the TESTEX Group now operates more than 20 branches with more than 200 employees worldwide (including TESTEX and OETI) from its head office in Zurich. TESTEX is a member institute of the OEKO-TEX® Association and the official representative in Australia, Canada, the P.R. China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zea-land, the Philippines, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan. Learn more on testex.com and Wikipedia or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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