OEKO-TEX® - a global success story
With over 160.000 issued certificates for millions of labelled textile products, and over 10.000 participating companies along the textile chain, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is the most widespread and best known label for textiles tested for harmful substances on a global level (as of 12/2015).
By means of a holistic assessment of all operational areas (chemicals management, environmental performance, environmental management, social responsibility, quality management, occupational health & safety) the STeP by OEKO-TEX® offers brands, retailers and manufacturers the possibility to analyse, and to continuously improve their performance with respect to sustainable aspects such as the use of environmentally friendly technologies and fair working conditions.
The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® product label is awarded to textiles that are not only safe in terms of human ecology, but that have also been manufactured by using ecological production processes and at socially responsible workplaces. A product ID or QR code on the label allows consumers to transparently trace the involved stages of production of the labelled article.
As a complement to the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification for the evaluation of single productions sites with respect to fair working conditions and environmentally friendly production processes, the MySTeP database offers registered users from brand, retail, and manufacturing companies the opportunity to analyse and manage the sustainability of their entire supply chain by means of key performance indicators (KPIs).
The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification offers textile chemical suppliers the possibility to have their products assessed for sustainable aspects by a third-party institution.
DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® enables manufacturers along the textile chain to assess the status of their chemical management systems and the quality of their wastewater and sludge, all documented using credible, independent verification.
The LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® is a third-party certification system for leather articles of all levels of production tested for harmful substances. Certificates are issued if all components of an item meet the annually updated requirements.
The OEKO-TEX® range of products and its consistent further development offers the companies along the textile value chain independent certifications and services, on the basis of which the can make a valuable contribution towards more sustainability, now and in the future to come.