Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a testing and certification system for textile products operated by a global network of franchised laboratories
The tests for harmful substances cover substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.
A tested textile product is allocated to one of the four Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 product classes based on its intended use.
Manufacturers are entitled to mark successfully tested products or article groups with the Oeko-Tex® label as long as all components, including accessories, comply with the specified test criteria. A certificate which is issued applies for one year and can be renewed as often as required.
There are currently over 9,500 textile and clothing manufacturers throughout the textile processing chain in more than 90 countries certified according to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100. With over 95,000 certificates issued the Oeko-Tex® label is the best known and most widespread test label for textiles in the world.
DyStar has recently produced a brochure giving product recommendations for articles required to comply with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 (Version 4/2012)
For more information on Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, please visit http://www.oeko-tex.com/oekotex100_public/.
For more information on Ecology Solutions, please contact Ecology@DyStar.com.