China-based Suzhou Deylon Textile Co. Ltd. — a manufacturer of Arabian headwear and one of 16
Chinese subsidiaries of Saudi Arabia-based investors Ajlan Bros. — has achieved Oeko-Tex® Standard
1000 Certification for its plant in Jiangsu province, becoming the first company in Asia to fulfill
the requirements outlined in the standard.
Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 criteria include the use of environmentally friendly dyestuffs and
auxiliaries; environmentally friendly wastewater and exhaust air treatment; energy conservation;
and measures to ensure workplace safety. The standard also specifies operating conditions such as
the avoidance of noise and dust pollution; and prohibits the use of child labor.
Suzhou Deylon opened its production facility in 2000 and now has more than 2,100 employees
and a production capacity of 1.5 million meters of finished cloth per month. The company
specializes in manufacturing traditional yashmagh and ghuttra headscarves worn by men in the Arab
world. Since January 2008, all grades of Arabic scarves produced by Suzhou Deylon have met Oeko-Tex
Standard 100 certifying environmentally friendly raw materials and intermediate and end products.