OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT is an independent certification for chemicals, colourants and accessories used in the manufacturing of textiles and leather articles. We check that each individual substance in the chemical products meets the statutory requirements and that it is not harmful to human health. ECO PASSPORT can certify all chemical products such as textile and leather chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries as well as corresponding formulations which are used in the textile, leather and clothing industries and which meet the strict guidelines.
The ECO PASSPORT can only be issued to the manufacturer of a product. In certain circumstances, wholesalers, brands or retailers can also apply for the certificate.
We assess chemical products based on the threshold values for the standards. In doing so, we make sure that the certified chemicals meet the requirements of the STANDARD 100 or LEATHER STANDARD when used correctly on textiles and/or leather.
During a multistep process, the ECO PASSPORT tests that each individual substance in a chemical product is not harmful to human health and that it meets the statutory requirements. The verification process consists of 3 levels, whereby the first two levels are mandatory for receipt of the certificate.