OEKO-TEX® Label Check

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OEKO-TEX® Buying Guide

The OEKO-TEX® Buying Guide is an online directory for certified products, manufacturers and brands.

Present your OEKO-TEX® labelled range, your company or your brand in the Buying Guide and, as an end consumer, find out which brands already have OEKO-TEX® labelled products.

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Our standards

OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions which protect our planet for future generations. The testing and certification process on which our standards are based guarantees maximum consumer safety. We make sustainability easy: find out about the OEKO-TEX® portfolio here or apply for your chosen certification or service. 

About us

OEKO-TEX® consists of 17 independent institutes in Europe and Japan. Together we are continuously developing test methods and limit values for the textile and leather industry, we provide important boosts for innovation and thus make a significant contribution to the development of high-quality products. Our mission is to create trust in textiles and leather and in their production. With our portfolio of services and certificates, we support you on your path to a sustainable future and offer customised solutions.

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“ STeP by OEKO-TEX® allows us to be transparent to our customers. We can guarantee sustainable production in all fields, 360-degrees. This is due to careful and conscious control of all business processes, the chemicals used and safe and responsible management of all our employees. This is how we achieve a quality and sustainable product. ”
Filippo Ronchi
E.Thomas spa
“ Founded in 1983, Hanna Andersson is committed to producing safe, durable, and sustainable clothing to outfit the adventure of childhood. Partnering in 2003 with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the world’s leading product label for the measure of harmful substances in textiles, we can guarantee our clothing for infants and children is safe from harmful, allergenic chemicals and additives—and that our brand is promoting a safer and more sustainable future for our families and our industry. ”
Jen Reed , SVP Global Sourcing / Chief Sustainability Officer
Hanna Andersson

Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement

Founded in 2016 by a group of industry and tech experts, Foursource is a space where buyers, apparel manufacturers and textile suppliers can connect, manage their network and business relationships, and provide transparency in the supply chain.

Fabric suppliers and apparel manufacturers market their company in comprehensive profiles that include verified information about compliance, services, digital fabric catalogues and private showrooms.

Sourcing teams can easily find and compare tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers with detailed company profiles and can connect with their existing partners. They can receive and compare quotes and prices, manage documents and track certificate validity in real-time.

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GoBlu International Ltd. is empowering international fashion and textile brands and retailers to reach their sustainability goals by providing them with various brand-level, supply chain-level, and communications services. The BHive® is GoBlu’s digital chemical management platform. It allows manufacturing facilities to take smartphone photos of chemical product labels, and within seconds identify which products meet the sustainability requirements of many brands and retailers, including the OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT certification. The BHive® is also synchronized with the relevant STeP-requirements. The platform enables facilities to share the data with their business partners and stakeholders. As a result, facilities’ brand and retailer clients have a full overview of chemicals used across their global supply chain. Through the digitization of chemical management, The BHive® drives transparency and the use of sustainable chemistry in the textile industry."

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Established in 1964, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of UN and WTO supporting sustainable and inclusive trade in developing countries. One of ITC’s market analysis tools, Standards Map, is a module available on the Sustainability Map website. It presents comprehensive and comparable information on voluntary sustainability standards with the aim to strengthen the capacity of producers, exporters and buyers to participate in more sustainable production and trade. It references information on over 290 voluntary standards operating in more than 190 countries and certifying products and services across sectors. Through an intuitive and user-friendly search process, users can review and compare standards across common themes and criteria. You can access the Standards Map here.

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The Open Apparel Registry opens up supply chain data for the benefit of all. It transforms messy, inconsistent data into structured datasets, made freely available to all stakeholders under an open data license. Access to cleaner, structured and open data enables interoperability across systems and more efficient and effective collaboration at the facility level.

OEKO-TEX proudly contributes its STEP-certified facilities to the OAR in an effort to support and drive accessibility, transparency and collaboration in apparel supply chains.

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The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder initiative with around 140 members from companies, associations, trade unions, civil society, standards organisations and the German government. As the first point of contact for all companies that want to live up to their ecological and human rights responsibilities throughout the supply chain, it offers a broad network and support. At the center of this is the due diligence approach described in the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights and concretised by the OECD for the textile sector. 

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Quantis guides top organizations to define, shape and implement intelligent environmental sustainability solutions. In a nutshell, our creative geeks take the latest science and make it actionable. We deliver resilient strategies, robust metrics, useful tools, and credible communications. With offices in the US, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, and clients around the world, Quantis is a key partner in inspiring sustainable change on a global scale.

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Retraced is a social and environmental compliance management platform for fashion and textile supply chains to collect, evaluate, and manage supply chain compliance data. The platform connects all parties involved in garment manufacturing and for digitalized, standardized and efficient communication processes. This gives companies a clear overview of their supply chains, enabling them to trace raw materials back to their origin, anticipate risks and thereby optimize their supply chains in terms of social and environmental aspects. This transparency can then be shared internally within the company and externally with customs, customers or business partners. 

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SLCP is a ground-breaking multi-stakeholder initiative striving to improve labor conditions for workers in global supply chains, starting with the apparel & footwear sector. SLCP is implementing a Converged Assessment Framework (CAF) – the first of its kind – to reduce the need for duplicative, wasteful and ineffective social audits. SLCP has over 220 signatories that include leading brands, manufacturers, standard holders, audit firms, governments and civil society. Signatories have committed to redirecting resources saved through the implementation of the CAF to activity that will create meaningful improvements to workers’ lives. 

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A global foundation for the benefit of all stakeholders in the leather industry, the focus of the Sustainable Leather Foundation is to provide a certification programme; education; best practice; cohesive collaboration and global action.  At the heart of the foundation is a transparent dashboard app and integrated web platform, linked to a certification standard that assesses new, or records existing, conformance and performance of leather manufacturers and associated facilities, against the three pillars of sustainability; Environmental, Social and Governance.  By providing a consumer accessible window to sustainability performance, alongside fully transparent, detailed, data for the value chain partners, the Foundation can independently foster better collaboration, better solutions and better outcomes for people, planet and profit.

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Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving a positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain.   

Its goal is to help the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in the emissions that come from producing fibers and raw materials by 2030. To get there, it is keeping its focus holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too.  

For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to a positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions and a driven community.  

At Textile Exchange, materials matter. 

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Texbase creates software solutions for the textile industry and consumer product supply chains focused on Materials, Testing, Color and Compliance. Texbase are specialists in helping our industry to document and communicate the properties of materials and finished products as it relates to performance and sustainability. We have partnered with Texbase in the OEKO-TEX® CertLink Project to create the CertLink platform and the Global Library. Both are services to our customers and institutes that provides a link between OEKO-TEX® certificates and the materials and finished products that our customers produce.

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, (UNECE), is one of five UN regional organizations dedicated to promoting economic integration. As part of that mission, UNECE has brought together experts, academics and industry stakeholders to develop a series of policy recommendations, information exchange standards and guidelines for ensuring sustainable and ethical good practice in the garment and footwear sector. These tools, when implemented, use the latest blockchain technology to provide companies with the information they need to track and trace their products through the entire value chain. While carefully drafted policy recommendations support global commitments towards building a circular economy that works for people and will protect the environment. 

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The ZDHC Foundation oversees implementation of the Roadmap to Zero Programme and is a global multi-stakeholder initiative of more than 160 contributors within the fashion and footwear industry. The vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices to protect consumers, workers and the environment. ZDHC uses collaborative engagement to drive a holistic, industry focussed and practical approach to sustainable chemical management. ZDHC guidelines, platforms and solutions drive large-scale industry wide implementation that advances the industry as a whole towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

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OEKO-TEX® worldwide

Wherever you are in the world: the OEKO-TEX® partner institutes and their contact offices are established at the international level. Take advantage of having a local contact.

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