OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles (all types of clothing, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry cloth items, textile toys and more).

Criteria

Testing for harmful substances includes:

  • Illegal substances
  • Legally regulated substances
  • Known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals
  • Parameters for health care

Laboratory tests and product classes

OEKO-TEX® testing for harmful substances always focus on the actual use of the textile. The more intensive the skin contact of a product, the stricter the human ecological requirements to be met.
Accordingly there are four product classes:

Product class I:
Textile items for babies and toddlers up to 3 years (clothing, toys, bed linen, terry cloth items etc.)

Product class II:
Textiles used close to the skin (underwear, bed linen, T-shirts etc.)

Product class III:
Textiles used away from the skin (jackets, coats etc.)

Product class IV:
Furnishing materials (curtains, table cloths, upholstery materials etc.)

Certification

The requirement for certification of textile products according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all components of an item have to comply with the required criteria without exception – that means in addition to the outer material also sewing threads, linings, prints etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.

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