OEKO-TEX®: what it is
If a product is labeled as ‘OEKO-TEX® certified’ it means that it is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use.
All factors of the production of the fabric comes into question, and this includes the dye that’s used, the threads the fabric is sewn with, the lining used, any print patterns, and accessories such as tassels and buttons.
Introduced in 1992, the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide standard by which fabrics are tested and judged free of harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
history & facts
Some things that are good to know about the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®
- It’s voluntary and reviewed every year
- The criteria themselves are also reviewed every year
- All testing is done strictly in independent laboratories
- It takes chemicals that are harmful but not yet legally regulated into account (as well as legally regulated chemicals and colorants)
The OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances take the final use of the product into account. The more intensive the skin contact of a product and the more sensitive the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements. FibreGuard fabrics undergo these tests in addition to other mechanical textile tests.