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Textile services, i.e. laundry and rent of textiles, concern many areas in both public and private business. Washing and delivery of work clothes, hospital textiles, textiles for hotels and restaurants, cloth hand towel rolls, mats and mops are a few examples.

Textile rental is an environmentally friendly alternative to owning textiles or using disposable items, and fits well in the circular business models that we need to regain.

For chemical calculations or for information regarding chemicals, please visit links below.

  • Valid from 1 January 2019 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR.

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled service is based on its turnover The fee is 0,15 % of the service's turnover up to 6,7 million EUR. 
    The fee is 0,05 % of the service's turnover for the amount exceeding 6,7 million EUR.
    Minimum fee 2 000 EUR per year.
    Maximum fee 35 000 EUR per year.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Fixed fee that is charged depending on how long the work takes.

    Up to 4 hours 375 EUR.
    4–8 hours 750 EUR.
    8 or more hours 1 500 EUR.

    Fee for on-site inspections

    One on-site inspection is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspections are 500 EUR per visit.

    Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.


  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for textile services

    4.1 ⇛ 4.2: Prolongation of requirements

    The validity of the criteria has been extended by 12 months. The new version 4.2 is valid even though 30 June 2025.

    4.0 ⇛ 4.1: Adjustemnet and prolongation of validity of requirements

    Requirement O10 has been adjusted for a transition period for titanium dioxide. In addition, the validity of the criteria has been extended by 12 months. The new version 4.1 is valid until 30 June 2024.

    4.0: New criteria generation

    The criteria have been revised and a new generation has been decided. The new version 4.0 is valid even though June 30, 2023.

    3.6 ⇛ 3.7: Prolongation of requirements

    The validity of the criteria has been extended by 6 months. The new version 3.6 is valid even though September 30, 2020.

    3.5 ⇛ 3.6: Prolongation of requirements

    The validity of the criteria has been extended by 15 months. The new version 3.6 is valid even though March 31, 2020.

    3.4 ⇛ 3.5: Adjustment of requirements

    Peracetic acid is excluded from the calculation in claim O12. The new version 3.5 is valid even though December 31, 2018.

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Prolongation of requirements

    The validity of the criteria has been extended by 24 months. The new version 3.4 is valid even though December 31, 2018.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Adjustment of requirements

    Requirements P10, points for ecolabelled textiles and O20 Requirements for textiles have been adjusted so that textiles marked with Good Environmental Choice and GOTS are also considered to be ecolabelled textiles. At the same time, the requirement O36 that concerns marketing was removed. The new version 3.3 is valid until December 31, 2016.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Adjustment of requirements

    O12: Requirements O12, Wash chemicals content of environmentally hazardous non-readily degradable substances has been adjusted so that the enzyme protease / subtilisin classified H411 is excluded from the requirement. The new version, 3.2, is valid until December 31, 2016.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Adjustment of requirements

    O12: Sodium hypochlorite, CAS no. 7681-52-9 and sodium dichloroisocyanurate, dihydrate, CAS No. 51580-86-0, which are classified as H410 are exempt from requirement O12, content of hazardous non-readily degradable substances in detergents.

  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process!

    If this is the first time you apply, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.

    Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.

    In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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