Australian eco-labelling programme Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is working on a new environmental performance standard for textiles and leather.

The draft standard is open for public discussion until 14 February, and seeks to set the benchmark for environmentally preferable products in Australia.

It is applicable to clothing, clothing textiles and accessories, as well as interior textiles consisting of at least 90% by weight of textile fibres.

The standard is also appropriate for fibre, yarn and fabric (including durable non-woven fabric) intended for use in textile clothing, accessories or interior textiles, as well as hide and leather products consisting of at least 90% by weight of leather/hide.

A draft copy of the standard is available here.