The oeko-tex label for organic textile products
Information about Oeko-tex®
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an international testing and certification system.
It covers all industry players: producers, processors, distributors, traders. It applies equally well to raw materials (fibers, yarns, son, unbleached), intermediate products (printed dyed fabrics), accessories or ornaments (buttons, zip, embroidery, ornaments, transfers, ...), finished items (clothes , curtains, bedding, ...).
All types of textiles are concerned: ready-to-wear, child care, medical textiles, technical textiles, furniture, decoration ...
This certificate is recognized by professionals in the textile sector, which sometimes require in their specifications as guarantee of safety. As usual (child care, skin contact, decoration ...), this certificate guarantees an exclusion or limitation of undesirable or prohibited substances that can pose a risk to the consumer.
The OEKO-TEX® certificate issued for a period of one year, is awarded by an independent laboratory approved by the OEKO-TEX® Association, after technical expertise of the certification file and control tests.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 stands for transparency (traceability control), secure manufacturing (tests) and commitment (+ chemicals selected unannounced audit conducted by the OEKO-TEX® Association). Constantly changing, there are now more than 10,000 businesses and millions of certified products.
Member of the International OEKO-TEX® Association since 1994, IFTH (laboratory Lyon) is the only organization in France to address these certification requests. IFTH carries out tests according to the specifications defined by the International OEKO-TEX® Association.
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