How much recycling is actually in the T-shirt?

Tailorlux wants to find an answer to this question in its research project funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). Under the project title Transparency in textile recycling processes, Tailolux wants to prove whether the textile end product contains exactly as much recycled material as stated by the manufacturer.

Further information can be found in the DBU press release


Why is product protection so important?

Interview: Traceability in the textile sector

In an interview with Melliand Textilberichte magazine, Tobias Herzog, managing director of Tailorlux GmbH, tells how industrial marking processes help protect products and value chains. For example, covert security marking not only protects the manufacturer from unjustified recourse, but can also serve as proof of origin, especially in the textile industry. The Tailorlux solution can be used to mark both man-made fibers using a masterbatch or cotton fibers using a viscose fiber. This marking is inseparably linked to the textile and can be read at any point in the value chain. Counterfeiting is particularly attractive in product groups where the margin is high and the threshold for blending is low. These include recycled PET and organic cotton.

Want to learn more about our industrial marking system in textile value chains? The full interview was published in the Melliand Newsletter, May 2020. You can find it in full length here: Interview Tobias Herzog, Tailorlux GmbH (PDF).


Exclusive Patent License From NCR Corporation

Press Release: Tailorlux GmbH Obtains An Exclusive Patent License From NCR Corporation



Tailorlux GmbH, developer of hidden luminescent marking solutions that prove origin and protect the integrity of consumer and industrial textile products, announced that it has obtained a patent license from NCR Corporation. Under the associated agreement, Tailorlux received a field specific exclusive license under a family of NCR patents pursuant to which Tailorlux will make and sell its IntegriTEX® marking and detection solution for textiles to customers in the United States. The solution is designed to support and protect Tailorlux clients by enabling reliable proof of origin for their fiber and textile products (including, e.g., Egyptian, PIMA and recycled cotton, recycled PET, special fibres, filaments and other premium materials), thereby authenticating the products and protecting against counterfeiting, mixing and blending. Tailorlux will pay ongoing licensing fees to NCR pursuant to undisclosed financial terms.

“Tailorlux is pleased to have obtained an exclusive license under a powerful family of NCR patents. Pursuant to this license Tailorlux will bring its proprietary textile marking solutions to the US marketplace to provide a high level of security for our customers with textile applications,” remarked Alex Deitermann, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tailorlux.