Confidence in Textiles

Basic elements

Test criteria

Test method

Oeko-Tex standard 100

Modular system

To implement the objectives of a reliable product label for consumers and a uniform safety standard for the assessment of harmful substances for textile and clothing manufacturers, the OEKO-TEX® system provides the following components:

Globally uniform and scientifically-based (textile and human ecologically relevant) test criteria

Annual re-evaluation and development of the stipulated limit values and criteria

Testing and certification of the textile products through independent test institutes with the relevant expertise

Testing of textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of processing (modular system)

Use of OEKO-TEX® certified source materials leads to synergetic effects in testing, incl. reduced costs for testing

Product conformity through internal quality management within the companies

Company audits to ensure best possible certification process and targeted support for operational quality assurance

Product monitoring by means of regular control tests in the market and site inspections by independent auditors from OEKO-TEX® Association