OEKO-TEX 100 is an international textile label, which was founded in 1992.
The label looks at both natural and synthetic fibers. If a product contains the OEKO-TEX® label, you can be sure that every part of this product, ie every thread, button, and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article is therefore harmless to human health.
How do they guarantee the quality?
Many controlled and non-controlled substances are taken into account when testing products. Often the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. In addition, the criteria catalog is updated at least once a year, and new scientific knowledge and legal requirements added. It is not easy for textile producers to keep a daily overview of the legal situation of harmful substances, here the standardization of OEKO-TEX® helps, making it easier to make safe products.
The label is administered by the International Oeko-Tex Association, which also carries out the verification. This originated as an association of 16 textile research institutes, including Centexbel, the Technical and Scientific Center for the Belgian Textile Industry.