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 is, the more stringent the requirements are 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.
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.
All certificates from subcontractors for the materials used are taken into account. This avoids duplicate testing to minimize testing costs.
Our certificate number for our fabrics is 1501004
The GOTS label is recognized as the world benchmark for the sustainable treatment of clothing and textiles made with fibers from organic farming such as organic cotton or organic wool. At least 70 fibers from organic farming must be used in a GOTS certified product.
Although this is a big step, just using organic fibers alone is not enough. To make items truly sustainable, GOTS has strict standards for the entire processing chain and includes a large catalog of strict criteria to ensure that consumers, producers and the environment will be safe.
GOTS prohibits the use of the types of chemicals commonly used in textile processing that can cause cancer, birth defects and other serious illnesses. Only low impact chemicals are allowed to protect the health of consumers.
GOTS also includes strict restrictions on wastewater treatment and requires targets and target procedures to reduce water and energy consumption. In addition, social criteria based on key standards of the International Labor Organization must be respected. These include safe working conditions, no discrimination and no child labor.
It is not only the GOTS that sets the standard, regular inspections are also carried out by independent third party certifiers throughout the textile supply chain. Each step of processing, manufacturing and wholesale must be independently certified. As a result, with GOTS, customers can be sure that their clothes are produced in a sustainable manner and under decent working conditions.
A public database lists all certified operators. Do not rely on personal statements, always look for the GOTS logo and license number. The Global Organic Textile Standard is an independent mark of approval widely recognized in major sales markets around the world. In some countries, the organic claim on textiles is protected by the government. Textiles certified with the GOTS logo can be claimed as organic.s.
In other parts of the world, if a product claims to be organic, only the fiber from the farm may be organic..
If you want both an environmentally and socially responsible process throughout the supply chain, look for the GOTS logo on the product..
Our certificate number for our Gots fabrics is 1010800.