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OEKO-TEX® 100 standard - what does it certify and why is it needed?

date: 16/08/2021

OEKO-TEX® 100 standard - what does it certify and why is it needed?

STANDARD 100 from OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's most famous standards for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances. It ensures high product safety and customer trust. Here we will tell you exactly what STANDARD 100 means and why it is good to check for the presence of this quality mark on the textile product or yarn you buy.

What does STANDARD 100 from OEKO-TEX® mean?

If the textile product has a STANDARD 100 quality mark, you can be sure that each of its components - each thread, button and other accessories, have been tested for harmful substances and therefore the product is harmless to human health. The test is conducted by independent partner institutes OEKO-TEX® on the basis of an extensive catalog of OEKO-TEX® criteria. It takes into account many regulated and unregulated substances that can be harmful to human health. In many cases, the limit values ​​for STANDARD 100 exceed national and international requirements. The catalog of criteria is updated at least once a year, expanded and supplemented, according to the new requirements. It is quite difficult for manufacturers and their customers to check the legal situation regarding harmful substances every day. That is why the OEKO-TEX® institutes take care of it.

What items can be certified?

In principle, all textiles at each stage of processing are suitable for STANDARD 100 certification, from threads and yarns to finished fabrics and articles. According to a modular system, each individual component and ingredient is tested before the final item can bear the STANDARD 100 quality mark. This includes threads, threads (yarns), buttons, zippers and linings. Interestingly, even the prints and various coatings on the outer material of the article are also tested for harmful substances according to the criteria applicable to them. Whether it is baby textiles, clothing, home textiles or decorative materials - all products that have a quality mark STANDARD 100 you can trust.

What are the product classes that receive STANDARD 100 from OEKO-TEX?

The product class is a group of different items categorized according to their purpose. The individual product classes differ in the requirements that the products must meet and in the applicable limit values.
Product class 1: Includes baby products and has the strictest requirements and limit values. Usually in this class are the yarns.
Product Class 2: Includes products that have direct skin contact, such as blouses, shirts, underwear, mattresses, and more.
Product Class 3: Includes products that do not have direct or minimal skin contact, such as jackets and vests, belts, etc.
Product class 4: Includes decorative materials - all items, including original products and accessories used for furniture, such as tablecloths, curtains, upholstery, etc.

What are the benefits for manufacturers and their brands of textiles and yarns?

We all know that building your own quality guarantee is expensive. That's why independent institutes like OEKO-TEX® come to the rescue, offering individual, practical solutions. With them, each brand can improve the production processes and quality of its products.
With the STANDARD 100 certificate you invest in the trust in your company and the products (yarns) you produce. It provides you with a secure and professional position in the world market.
The quality of the products is increasingly valued by consumers. And in the variety of products available on the market, everyone is looking for a distinctive mark, something to give an advantage in choosing a product. STANDARD 100 from OEKO-TEX gives this quality advantage and peace of mind for both manufacturers and consumers.


Alize and Gazzal are STANDARD 100 certified


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