The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification is the worldwide best known voluntary “ecological-label” for textile products and accessories.
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label guarantees that textile products and their accessories do not release harmful substances to human health and are therefore safe products from the human-ecological point of view.
It includes substances prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals known to be harmful to health but without explicit legal regulations yet as well as further parameters for safeguarding health (e.g. a skin-friendly pH value and good colour fastness have to be demonstrated).
The certified articles comply with the requirements of Appendix XVII of the REACh legislation (including the use of azo dyestuffs, nickel, etc.) and with American regulations relating to the total lead content in products for children (CPSIA, does not apply to materials made of glass).
The criteria therefore go beyond the requirements of legislation in favour of more safety. They are science based, globally standardised and always up to date. They are re-evaluated annually and adapted when necessary.
For successful certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® all components of an item have to comply with the requirements without exception, that means in addition to the outer fabric and the sewing threads also the accessory parts such as zips, labels, cords or applications.
Product certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has a modular structure – i.e. textile products can be tested and certified at any production stage (including manufacturing of accessories). Certificates can thus be issued for: raw materials, fibres, filaments, yarns, fabrics, ready-made products, textile and non-textile accessories, ecc.
Moreover, products from man-made fibres can also carry the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label, just like items made from natural fibres – after all, they are an essential pillar of the textile range.
In this respect, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® acts globally and focuses on practical application. It offers effective protection against possible harmful substances – and that for the entire range of textile products available on the market today.