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Oeko-Tex standard 100

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 - tested for harmful substances

Oeko-Tex guarantees that the tested and certified textiles do not contain any harmful substances that are a danger to human health.

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STANDARD100_logo_0.jpgSince 1992, Oeko-Tex standard 100 has grown into an international standard on safety, applied in the entire textile production chain.
More than 4,200 companies all over the world that are active in textiles and clothing are involved in the Oeko-Tex certification network. With over 20,000 certificates granted to millions of textile products, Oeko-Tex standard 100 has become the world's leading eco-label for textiles. Textile products bearing this label provide reassurance in your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Meaning of the label "Confidence in Textiles"

The label "Confidence in Textiles – Tested for harmful substances according to OEKOTEX® Standard 100" is used to mark textile products that have demonstrated they pose no threat to health in comprehensive laboratory tests carried out by independent institutes. The quality mark is only issued to products of which all components are found to be free of harmful substances.
Among these are outer fabrics, such as weaves and knits, and interlinings, including sewing and embroidery threads, but also accessories made of metal or synthetics (e.g. zips, buttons, etc.). Specially applied coatings, such as those found on non-slip socks are also tested. OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances include more than 100 different parameters and go far beyond legal requirements.

Examples of testing parameters for baby items:

  • Carcinogenic dyes
  • Formaldehyde, softeners, Heavy metals
  • Allergenic dispersion dyes, pesticides, tin-organic
  • compounds
  • Skin-friendly pH-value, good colourfastness

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"A baby’s skin is not fully-developed. It does not have the same range of functions and protective mechanisms of adult skin. That is why it is more exposed to outside influences and needs special care and protection."
Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoefer (Director of the Institute for Hygiene and Biotechnology and the Competence Centre for Textiles and Skin at the Hohenstein Institute)