What is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified?
Who is OEKO-TEX?
OEKO-TEX consists of independent textile and leather testing institutes in Europe and Japan, with offices in more than 70 countries. We work together to develop test methods and define limit values that are the basis of our trusted standards.
So exactly what items are tested?
From OEKO-TEX: If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX criteria catalog.
In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. Our experts from the OEKO-TEX® institutes do this for you.