Tested for harmful substances for babies
We ensure that you feel good
Since 1992 the Oeko-Tex 100 norm has revealed itself as an international safety norm, which is applied throughout the textile chain.
Over 4,200 companies worldwide in the textile and clothing industry are involved in the Oeko-Tex certification network. With more than 20,000 certificates issued to millions of textile products, Oeko-Tex Standard 100’s has become the world’s leading eco-label for testing textile for harmful substances.
What does the “Confidence in textiles” label mean?
The “Confidence in Textiles – tested for harmful substances according to OEKOTEX® Standard 100″ label is used to mark textile products that were subjected to a whole range of extensive laboratory tests in recognised and independent test institutes and have proven that the products do not pose a health risk. The quality mark is only attributed to products of which all parts are free of harmful substances.
This includes the fabrics (tissues/knits), lining, sewing and embroidery threads as well as metal or plastic accessories (zips, buttons, etc.). Specially applied coating layers such as anti-slip layers on socks are also tested.
The OEKO-TEX® tests consist of more than 100 different parameters and go far beyond legislation.
Examples of test parameters for child articles:
- Carcinogenic and allergy-inducing colouring agents;
- Formaldehyde, softening agents, heavy metals;
- Allergen dispersion colouring agents, pesticides, organotin compounds;
- Skin-friendly pH value, proper colourfastness;
- Polychlorinated phenols;
- Organochlorinated carriers;
- Phthalates in baby articles;
- Organotin compounds;
- Emission of volatiles;
The öko-tex 100 norm is based on the principle that babies require special protection!
The division into various product classes corresponds to the difference in use: the more intense the contact with skin, the stricter the requirements.
- Product class I : for babies and toddlers up to the age of two,
- Product class II : with direct skin contact,
- Product class III : without direct skin contact,
- Product class IV: decoration material.
“The skin of a baby is not fully developed. It does not yet have the same functions and defence mechanisms as adult skin. This is why it is more susceptible to external influences and requires special care and protection.”
Prof. Dr Dirk Hoefer (Director of the Institute for Hygiene and Biotechnology and the Competence Centre for Textiles and Skin at the Hohenstein Institute)
The Oeko-Tex system guarantees that the tested and certified textile is free from harmful substances that form a risk to the health of man.