Ipeker Textile based in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa has become the world's first producer of vegan fabric.
After completing an approval process in Switzerland and Germany, the company's fabric was granted the 'V-Label' from the European Vegetarian Union (EVU). The company's global brand will be sold on market with a certificate code starting with 'TR.'
The company was certified to with the V-Label May 2, a member of the board of directors of the Ipeker Textile Ihsan Ipeker said.
According to Ipeker, the certification process was thorough because EVU-given V-Label is the most trustworthy vegan/vegetarian certificate.
"We have documented that there are no animal ingredients or proteins in the 146 different types of fabric we produce. In our production process, we provide continuity without harming nature and life," Ipeker said.
Ipeker Textile is a Turkish company that exports its products to more than 100 clients in 52 different countries.