The Oeko-Tex 100 standard was introduced in 1992 and is today the world's most widely used testing and certification system for textiles tested for harmful substances. Oeko-Tex approved institutes work in accordance with the latest scientific findings, their independent tests ensure that the examined textiles are free of harmful substances..
Products can only receive the textile certification label if all elements of the required criteria have been met without objection.
The following applies: the more intensive the skin contact, the more stringent the requirements which are gathered in a catalog of scientifically based criteria with more than 100 individual parameters and these criteria are globally binding and are adapted to the most recent results each year, the 15 authorized eco-testing institutes check compliance with extensive control tests. Their independent experts also check the conformity of items marked with the new Oeko-Tex label through regular company audits.e.
To submit a request, an extensive network of contact offices around the world allows interested companies to submit a request for testing and certification to their Oeko-Tex 100 standard. This allows manufacturers, importers and retailers to benefit from specialized expertise. and decades of experience from the new Oeko-Tex test institutes and their employees. They adapt the test program to the coloring materials and agents used.és.
All certificates from subcontractors for the materials used are taken into account. This avoids duplicate testing to minimize testing costs.