Podcast: Testex’s role in global leather standards

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Published:  07 March, 2022
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In the latest ILM podcast episode, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth is joined by Mirjam Bänninger, Group Product Manager Leather Standard at Testex, to discuss the organisation’s perspective on developing leather industry standards as well as how the Group navigated a path through the pandemic.

Founded in 1846 and originally known as the “Seidentrocknungsanstalt Zurich”, the Testex Group now operates more than 28 branches with more than 300 employees worldwide from its head office in Zurich and is a member institute of the Oeko-Tex association.

About the guest

Mirjam Bänninger is a technical expert with a background of several years working in the leather and fur manufacturing industries, tackling topics such as sustainability, animal welfare and material durability.

As Group Product Manager for the Leather Standard, her aim is to maintain the company’s high-quality expectations and thus works closely with the other institutes of the Oeko-Tex Association to continuously develop the certification product according to the market’s demand in due consideration of international legal regulations and marketing-oriented decisions.  

During the podcast, she talks about developing robust test standards for the leather and leather products industries and gives listeners an insight into the important world of leather testing and standards as well as what we may expect in the future.

Where to find the podcast

To listen to or download the latest episode of View from the Top, head to the episode page. You can also find our podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

Each episode of ILM’s podcast series is designed to appeal to all parts of the leather supply chain, including tanners, traders, suppliers, academia and research organisations, OEMs, brands, and retailers.

This episode is sponsored by Testex, a globally operating, independent Swiss testing and certification organisation with a focus on textile and leather testing.