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Our forward-looking year of 2022 paving your way into a challenging time

Here’s to 2022!
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PFI has certified 16M plastic bottles in 2022

Save our precious environment? Act now and talk to PFI’s experts!
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PFI Fareast offers a full range of ZDHC services

In 2022, ZDHC Wastewater Guideline 2.0 and MRSL 3.0 have been published and implemented, in an effort to help enterprises practice their social responsibilities, manage their chemical supply chain and enhance their market competitiveness.
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PFI Vegan Product Verification to help navigate the new arena in consumer market

Footwear, clothing and accessories that pass the tests required in our verification guarantee no animal-derived ingredients, thus giving extra confidence and helping vegan consumers make informed purchase decisions.
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The difference between colour fastness to rubbing for textiles and leather

Colour fastness to rubbing for footwear materials is basically the same as leather.
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ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines Version 2.0 comes into force now and let’s get started!

Starting From 1 November 2022, sampling and testing will only be conducted in accordance with ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines 2.0.
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How do professional laboratories assess the washability of shoes?

Not all shoes are made for machine washing which could miserably rubbish your favourite shoes.
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Alert! The hot-fix Rhinestones on fashion products may fail chemical compliance

Higher lead content will also make a difference, which is commonly thought to level up its overall brightness.
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Regulatory compliance of safety footwear 101 – the major update of the new EU safety footwear standard

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PFI Fareast has successfully held the seminar on Overview of the latest EU Safety Footwear Testing Standards

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Go ahead With peace of mind!! PFI is now accredited for the safety footwear testing in accordance with latest EU standards

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PFI Open Day showcases latest test trends in fashion industry

We have been encouraged and enlightened by the tremendous responses from all the visitors.
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PFI Fareast gave a keynote talk on Sustainability Manager Seminar

Recycled Material Certification 2.0 created by PFI is a useful and unique solution for companies.
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From fashion conscious to fashion conscience – third party quality management and certification are the supporters

Thank you CityU MBA – Hong Kong for having invited Ms Candice Yang, our Managing Director, as the speaker and moderator for this insightful session.
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PFI Fareast delivered a speech on “The Road to Tomorrow – the New Plastics Economy” at Taiwan Tsinghua University

Best practices and solutions to achieving ZDHC compliance for factories

Event highlight: Best practices and solutions to achieving ZDHC compliance for factories

Our ZDHC comprehensive solution can help suppliers and manufacturers showcase their corporate strength, gain trust with clients, and create added value for products.
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2021 Year in Review

As 2021 comes to a close, let us look back at the highlights of PFI Fareast and see what we have achieved together.
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PFI Fareast launches garment inspection service in China and Vietnam

PFI Fareast announces its inspection service has expanded to the garment sector.
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PFI experts at events in 2021

PFI experts have actively engaged in various industry events this year, aiming to share our knowledge and expertise with industry players so that we can cultivate a more sustainable fashion industry together.
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ECO Label & RMC – meeting the demand for practical sustainability certification

With increasing sustainability concerns and standards, PFI’s ECO Label and Recycled Material Certification enable businesses to accomplish and convey their sustainability goals through different practical solutions.

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PFI Fareast has released a statement on the recently published article, “Salzburg-Connection: Cheap shoes at the discount store, offshore trust in Asia” by Profil Redaktion GmbH.
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Event highlight — 9th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit 2021

Key industrial insights and sustainable solutions were covered and discussed by over 20 industrial experts.
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PFI Newsletter August 2021

PFI Fareast newsletter – your one stop shop to industry updates in footwear technology, sustainability trends and scientific advancements, as well as auditing, testing news and much more.
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Legislation promises to move fashion industry towards greater transparency

Legislating transparency in global supply chains and why we need it.
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Business growth prompts PFI Fareast relocation

PFI Fareast, the leading sustainable supply chain solution provider announces office move to accommodate growth.
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PFI Newsletter July 2021

PFI Fareast newsletter – your one stop shop to industry updates in footwear technology, sustainability trends and scientific advancements, as well as auditing, testing news and much more.
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RMC 2.0 to benefit a wider range of recycled products

New upgrades to the PFI Recycled Material Certification (RMC) 2.0 offer increased accessibility for brands with more complex product ranges (e.g. footwear). RMC 2.0 offers certification for a wider range of source materials and a more streamlined traceability process.
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Promotion during a pandemic

Since 2020, our business as usual has shifted dramatically. Business relationships once forged with an in-person meeting, a shake of the hand, have been replaced with digital exchanges and video conferences.
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Digitalisation spurs supply chain transparency

Consumers’ increasing concerns over the ethical and environmental practice of brands have driven businesses to reshape their marketing positions to include sustainability. Supply chain transparency and digitalisation are at the centre of this. PFI Fareast’s Associate Director of Sustainability, Kelly Cooper demystifies the key to win over consumers’ confidence in the latest issued article. Check it out now!
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PFI Newsletter June 2021

PFI Fareast newsletter – your one stop shop to industry updates in footwear technology, sustainability trends and scientific advancements, as well as auditing, testing news and much more.
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Ingo Bade joins PFI Fareast’s leadership team

PFI Fareast is excited to welcome Ingo Bade to our growing team as PFI Fareast’s new Managing Director.
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Event highlight — International Lieferkettengesetz Conference 2021

The virtual International Lieferkettengesetz Conference 2021, “Guide to Lieferkettengesetz – Building Responsible Global Supply Chains” was successfully held on Thursday 20th May to reduce the complexity of the new supply chain law and to offer assistance on how to prepare for it.
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The role of quality assurance in the fashion industry

Sustainability is driving changes in the textile industry. The requirements for good shoes and textiles need to be adapted in this context. Our Sustainability Project Manager, Melanie Fuerch has offered us some insights into the new definition of quality in the newly issued article. Check it out now.
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PFI Newsletter May 2021

PFI Fareast newsletter – your one stop shop to industry updates in footwear technology, sustainability trends and scientific advancements, as well as auditing, testing news and much more.
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PFI Fareast welcomes Melanie Fuerch as PFI’s new Sustainability Project Manager

PFI Fareast, a global leader in sustainable supply chain solutions has welcomed a new member to its sustainability team.
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Join expert speakers and industry leaders at PFI Fareast’s free virtual International Lieferkettengesetz conference

The virtual International Lieferkettengesetz Conference co-hosted by PFI Fareast and cads is taking place on 20th May 2021. Check out the speaker line up below.
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Increase supply chain transparency with the new RMC 2.0

With the new RMC 2.0 the supply chains of a larger range of products containing recycled content are made transparent.
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PFI Newsletter April 2021

PFI Fareast newsletter – your one stop shop to industry updates in footwear technology, sustainability trends and scientific advancements, as well as auditing, testing news and much more.
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PFI Fareast prepares to launch a new inspection service in the market

PFI Fareast prepares to launch an online inspection service.
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Meet the PFI Fareast Sustainability Team

The PFI Fareast Sustainability Team helps brands and suppliers to establish sustainable fashion supply chains. Read the full article to learn more about the team and their achievements prior to and during the pandemic.
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International Lieferkettengesetz Conference — Date change and registration opening announcements

The International Lieferkettengesetz Conference, co-organized by PFI Fareast and cads has been rescheduled to May 20th 2021. The event registration is now officially open, register today.
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PFI launch extension to RMC to benefit more product ranges

PFI are excited to announce new upgrades to the PFI Recycled Material Certification (RMC). The RMC 2.0 has a reduced requirement for recycled content, opening up accessibility for brands to certify a wider range of products.
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PFI Newsletter March 2021

PFI Fareast newsletter – your one stop shop to industry updates in footwear technology, sustainability trends and scientific advancements, as well as auditing, testing news and much more.
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PFI’s new ZDHC accreditation helps chemical manufacturers meet strict requirements

As of February 2021, PFI Fareast’s laboratory has been accredited as an “Accepted Conformance Indicator of the Manufactured Restricted Substance List (MRSL 2.0) Level 1” from industry multi-stakeholder initiative, Zero Emission Roadmap for Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC).
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PFI Fareast welcomes supply chain specialist, Beatrice Walter as PFI’s new Project Manager

PFI Fareast, a global leader in sustainable supply chain solutions has welcomed a new manager and specialist in supply chains to its team.
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PFI’s international conference, your guide to the German supply chain law

The international Lieferkettengesetz conference “Guide to Lieferkettengesetz – Building Responsible Global Supply Chains” will take place on Wednesday 14th April, co-hosted by PFI Fareast and cads in English.
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PFI Newsletter February 2021

PFI Fareast newsletter – your one stop shop to industry updates in footwear technology, sustainability trends and scientific advancements, as well as auditing, testing news and much more.
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PFI partners with DFS to digitally connect the shoe industry’s material value chain

The alliance of PFI and DFS guarantees to meet the quality and service needs required to offer a competitive edge to the footwear industry.
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Managing Director of PFI Fareast shared about supply chain preparedness at the HDS/L Lieferkettengesetz conference in January

On the 21st January 2021, our Managing Director, Dr. Gerhard Nickolaus spoke as a panellist at the virtual Lieferkettengesetz (“LKG”) conference: ‘Transparent supply chains: preparation for planned regulations’. The conference convened leaders in apparel and footwear supply chains in preparation for legislative changes aimed at increasing responsibility and transparency across all supply chain actors.

The difference between colour fastness to rubbing for textiles and leather

Colour fastness to rubbing for footwear materials is basically the same as leather.

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