DyStar has several collaborations in the industry which places us as a sustainable partner in the textile industry. Our initiatives and efforts to green the textile industry are appreciated and acknowledged by these associations.


DyStar is a founding member of The Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD).

ETAD seeks to base its positions on sound science and to coordinate the efforts of its members to minimize any possible adverse impact of organic colorants on health and environment. Member companies are obliged to adhere to the ETAD Code of Ethics, which is based on the principles of responsible care.

Our Senior Director Global Technology & Ecology, Dr. Clemens Grund, serves in the board of ETAD as Vice President of this industrial association.

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DyStar is a System Partner of bluesign. bluesign is an independent audit standard.

Its declared objective of the independent bluesign standard is to put a reliable and proactive tool at the disposal of the entire textile production chain – from raw material and component suppliers who manufacture e.g. yarns, dyes and additives, to textile manufacturers, to retailer and brand companies, to consumers.

DyStar is a System Partner of bluesign and the majority of DyStar products can be found in the blue finder tool established by the bluesign.

More info can be found on or in our Product Compliance page.