OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Explanation

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw, intermediate and final products of all processing stages.

 

Applicability

In principle all types of textiles including accessories are subjected to OEKO-TEX® laboratory tests - regardless of the material they are made of.

Examples of certifiable items are yarns, woven fabrics, finished fabrics and ready-made items (clothing of all kinds, home and household textiles, bed linen, terry cloths, textile toys etc.).

 

Benefits for the consumer

The basic concept of the standard is to provide all consumers with immediate and effective protection from hazardous contents for all textile products on the market.

 

Criteria

The OEKO-TEX® pollutant tests include

  • legally prohibited substances and regulated substances
  • known chemicals (that are not yet regulated by law)
  • as well as health care parameters

The current test criteria are revised each year as a result of new findings, market developments and legal adjustments and if necessary are tightened in the interests of greater consumer safety. In part the requirements go well beyond existing national laws.

 

Certification

The prerequisite for the certification according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all components of an item meet the required criteria without exception - in addition to the outer fabric of clothing, also for example sewing yarn, lining, prints etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as buttons, zips, studs etc.

 

OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics from Hilco

For many years our producers have been successfully certifying their fabrics at the Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. This means that our customers can be assured that they receive only high-quality products for their collections that are proven to be safe.

Our products meet the most stringent requirements of the OEKO-TEX® test system - the product class I for baby products as well as the product class II for textiles worn close to the skin.

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