Oeko-Tex Standard 100
|Oeko-Tex®-Standard 100 essentially signifies that a material has passed tests for harmful substances in every phase of its processing and thus presents minimal health risks. The limits the standard places on such substances go beyond the already strict requirements provided for by law. Azoic and other allergenic dyes are prohibited, for example, and restrictions also apply to further substances:
Various textile manufacturers can apply for Oeko-Tex certification, including weavers, knitters, and thread producers. However, only those that undergo strict testing and monitoring procedures and provide for verifiable quality assurance are allowed to sell products bearing the Oeko-Tex®-Standard 100 label.
This label is an internationally registered trademark (®) and thus protected by law.