The Oeko_Tex Standard 100 Certification
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a textile testing and certification process that is acknowledged world-wide, and is administered by internationally recognized textile testing institutes. The tests for harmful substances comprise 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.
Over 100 test criteria guarantee that the textiles are not harmful to health and promote well-being. The main criteria ensure that:
Carcinogenic and allergenic substances, as well as azo dyes, are prohibited.
Pesticides are not present, textiles may not release any heavy metals, and the use of these substances is restricted.
Minimal formaldehyde levels are present and textiles have an optimal pH value that guarantees their comfort.
Minimum fastness requirements guarantee easy care garments.
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 has become the best known and most successful certification label for textiles tested for harmful substances. All Calida products, and several Hanro and Zimmerli products, are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.