Thomas Rasch new president GINETEX

On Tuesday 28th, 2014 in Geneva, Mr. Thomas Rasch was nominated unanimously President of GINETEX by the General Assembly of GINETEX, the International Association for Textile Care Labelling, for a two year term of office for the period 2014- 2016.
Mr. Thomas Rasch , who succeed Dr. Kurt Gehri as of 28thCotober 2014, is 62, and became General Director of The GermanFashion Industry Association in 2004. Since 1987, he has been working as a director in different German Associations active in the clothing industry. The key aspects of his Association’s professional activities are product safety legislation, foreign trade legislation and
tariff law and European Union law. He regularly teaches and lectures on these topics, particularly in workshops for the textile and clothing industry.

“I am very proud to become President of GINETEX and I will continue the successful way GINETEX is already doing”, says Thomas Rasch. “We are on a good way to strengthen even more the international position of GINETEX by getting worldwide new members. And with the logo, we are striking a new way by taking into account the aspect of sustainability what is a matter of particular concern for me as well as for our members.”

Ginetex, the International Association for Textile Care Labelling, was first founded in Paris in 1963 following several international Symposiums for Textile Care Labelling at the end of the 1950’s. GINETEX has devised an internationally applicable care labelling system for textiles based on symbols. The pictograms used are registered trademarks and are the GINETEX property. The care labelling system gives consumers and textile companies the correct information on the care treatment of textile products. The processes indicated by the symbols will avoid any irreversible damage to the product. GINETEX is composed by 21 national organisation members. These organisations represent all interested parties concerned with textile care and labelling.

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