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What is OEKO-TEX®? Why OEKO-TEX®?

What is OEKO-TEX®? Why OEKO-TEX®?

2020-06-16



 What is OEKO-TEX® 

The OEKO-TEX® standard certification, also known as the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, is the most authoritative and influential textile eco-label in the world. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 products provide a guarantee of ecological safety and meet consumers' requirements for a healthy life.

Confidence textiles - Guided by this slogan,Independent institute of the OEKO-TEX® Association has been conducting hazardous substances tests on textiles since 1992 in accordance with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 to ensure that textiles are healthy and harmless. For companies in the textile and clothing industries, with the advent of the OEKO-TEX® standard catalogue, they have for the first time a unified and scientifically based assessment standard for the possible presence of hazardous substances in textiles in the globalized and increasingly differentiated textile production.

For the end users who are interested in buying textiles, the OEKO-TEX® label on the textiles represents the tested harmness of the product in human ecology, so the label becomes an important basis for the end users to make the textile purchase decision.



 The Mission Of OEKO-TEX® 

 The Mission Of OEKO-TEX® is to create trust in textiles and leather and in their production: through increased product safety, improving sustainable production and a sustainable, transparent value-creation chain.






 Certification Significance Of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 

OEKO-TEX®consists of 18 independent research and test institutes in the field of textile and leather ecology in Europe and Japan with contact offices in more than 60 countries.

The independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes are entitled to conduct appropriate laboratory tests or company audits in accordance with worldwide standardised guidelines. These comprehensive product and process tests guarantee risk management, consumer and environmental protection, as well as legal conformity.

Due to their wide range of activities and core competences in the field of research and development, the partner institutes deliver important boosts to innovation within the textile and leather industry. The OEKO-TEX®institutes carry out their accredited testing processes to suit specific target groups and in close cooperation with the manufacturers. They thus make an important contribution to the development of high-quality textile and leather products at all stages of the value-creation chain.

Human ecology deals with the effect of clothing on the wearer and their immediate environment. As a part of the human body environment, clothing has an important impact on human health. Products tested and certified by OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 are guaranteed not to pose a risk to human health.



 Test Project Content Of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 ban on and restrict the use of textile Standard 100 known possible harmful substances, they include: PH, formaldehyde, heavy metals can be extracted, nickel, pesticides/herbicides, chlorine, phenol can be cleavage aromatic amine dyes, dyes, organic chloride sensitization to dye, organic tin compound (TBT/DBT), PVC plasticizer, smell, color fastness, organic volatile.


      Strict Criteria Catalog
Every component of an article has to comply with the strict OEKO-TEX® test criteria: from the coating, the outer material and the stitching, to the application and zipper.

Globally Standardised

The test criteria are globally standardised and are updated at least once a year on the basis of new scientific information or statutory requirements.

Independent Test Institutes

The tests are conducted and the certificates issued exclusively by neutral and independent OEKO-TEX® test institutes.

Label Check

Using the number on the label you can check the validity of the certification at any time.


 The Development History Of OEKO-TEX® 


 March 1992 

Establishment of OEKO-TEX® Association.


 April 1992 

At the Interstoff trade fair in April 1992, OEKO-TEX® first introduces the STANDARD 100 as a label for textiles tested for harmful substances and offers consumers reliable assistance in the purchase of harmless textile products of all type.


 February 1993 

The Swiss textile testing institute Testex becomes the third member of the OEKO-TEX® Association. The three institute directors sign the first statutes of the "International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology.


 April 1995 

The first OEKO-TEX® contact office in Asia is opened with the new subsidiary of the Swiss textile testing institute Testex.


 October 1995 

As a supplement to the product-based tests for harmful substances as per the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, the OEKO-TEX® Association launches an additional certification onto the market - the OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000 for proven environmentally friendly and socially responsible production facilities in the textile chain.


 January 1999 

From January, OEKO-TEX® ran a short cinema advert on textiles tested for harmful substances in 336 cinemas and 121 German cities. 


 April 2001 

Start of the advertising campaign "Feel good with OEKO-TEX®".The campaign focusses on popular funny illustrated animal motifs. The message "Feel good with OEKO-TEX®" is communicated in a playful, non-instructive way and facilitates access to the topic of human-ecologically optimised textiles.


 September 2005 

OEKO-TEX Number One promotes textiles tested for harmful substances.On September 8, the hot air balloon "OEKO-TEX® Number One" takes off on its maiden voyage. Over the next 7 years, OEKO-TEX® wants to take this unusual approach to make all consumers aware of the benefits of textiles tested for harmful substances.


 September 2007 

With a redesigned stand, the OEKO-TEX® Association took part in the ITMA, the world's leading trade fair for textile machines, for the first time. For eight days, contact partners from almost all OEKO-TEX® member institutes and numerous contact offices around the world inform visitors to the trade fair about the OEKO-TEX® certifications.


 November 2009 

For the first time since the establishment of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, the OEKO-TEX® Association exceeded the record level of over 10,000 valid certificates in 12 months for the first time in November 2009.


 February 2011 

At the end of February, the OEKO-TEX® Association issues the hundred-thousandth OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificate since the formation of the certification system and, in doing this, emphasises once again its importance as a leading global, independent label for textiles tested for harmful substances.


 August 2014 

OEKO-TEX® presents the new MySTEP tool at Texworld USA. It is a database in which a textile company can manage their supply chains in a transparent and efficient manner according to sustainable points of view.


 April 2018 

A new cooperation between OEKO-TEX® and the AMD Akademie Mode & Design (Academy for Fashion & Design) in Germany was launched on 10 April 2018. By sponsoring a design competition, OEKO-TEX® supports the second semester of the 'Fashion Design (B.A.)' course and thus promotes the discussion with regard to product safety and greater sustainability in the production of textiles.







 ECO BOOM baby diper& baby pant 


Our baby diaper and baby pant have been  carefully tested to meet OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100

We are committed to providing safer products for babies (o^^o)

Don't worry and shop now (o^^o)

https://www.amazon.com/ecoboom

(This is our US Amazon Store)


 Our Other Certificates 


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It is a tool for using market mechanisms to promote sustainable forest management .

FDA has a huge influence in the United States and even the whole world.








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