At KT Label, we have a diverse group of experts working collaboratively with global clients and business partners to custom manufacture and deliver the finest leather labels, trims and other accessories with safety and sustainability focus. Our in-house tannery has more than century of expertise in leather tanning, with the last three decades focused on reactive leathers mainly used in garment industry. Our state of the art label factory in Istanbul was established in 2014 and employs industry veterans in label design and manufacturing, with a capacity of 500,000 labels/day.
KT Label is also granted authorization according to Oeko-Tex® Standard100 to use the Oeko-Tex® mark, based on our test report ISOO3 121322.1-3 for Leather Labels made of 100% original reactive leather, drum dyed or finished, hot press print, cold press print, engrave/emboss and silk print. The results of the inspection made according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, product class ll have shown that the above mentioned goods meet the human-ecological requirements of the standard presently established for products with direct contact to skin. The certified articles fulfill the requirements of Annex XVII of REACH (including the use of azo—dyes, nickel, etc.) as well as the American requirement regarding total content of lead in children’s articles (CPSIA; with the exception of accessories made from glass).
With a focus on product safety and environmental sustainability, KT Label ensures that our leather labels meet or fall under the limits of the Restricted Substance List (RSL) of American Apparel & Footwear Association's (AAFA) Environmental Task Force. The RSL, the most stringent of the guidelines, is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world. The most recent version of the RSL can be reached at https://www.wewear.org/rsl/.
Conflict Minerals Policy:
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued the final conflict minerals rule under Section 1502 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The Conflict Minerals Rule requires publicly traded companies to report annually the presence of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, or “3TG”) originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries (“Covered Countries”).
As a privately held manufacturing company based in Turkey, KT Label is committed to its business partners’ and customers’ obligations under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regarding conflict minerals, ensuring that the metals and other minerals that might be found in its products are produced in a socially responsible manner. KT Label does not directly source any of the conflict minerals from mines, smelters or refiners and, therefore, requires the cooperation of its suppliers to seek minerals from sources that do not directly or indirectly contribute to the conflict in the covered countries. KT Label seeks to work with suppliers who will share its commitment in working towards compliance with this policy and reserves the right to request from any supplier at any time such information, certifications, and documentation as it shall deem necessary to monitor or assess compliance.