Consumers' interests in sustainable articles are increasing and brands in the clothing industry are increasingly more demanding with regard to the purchasing of certified textile products. If you want to be a successful manufacturer, you should actively face the growing demands. Certification according to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 can ensure a decisive competitive advantage for manufacturers. It is performed uniformly around the world by the independent OEKO-TEX® institutes and is applicable to textile products of all processing steps, from the thread to the end product.
If you have successfully undergone the certification process for STANDARD 100, you can label your products accordingly for 12 months.
License fees are charged for the certification. Depending on the amount of testing involved, this includes the laboratory costs and costs for visits to your company. Our institutes will be happy to make you a non-binding offer.
You can request an extension of your STANDARD 100 certificate at any time from your responsible institute.
As holder of a STANDARD 100 certificate, you agree to undergo regular audits by our independent testing institutes. The mandatory company visits take place in a 3-year cycle.
Your benefits as a manufacturer
Customers trust the labels on our products and materials with the STANDARD 100 Label. The investment in the certification by OEKO-TEX® is worth it because it sustainably guarantees your business relationships.
Use the STANDARD 100 certificate to gain access successfully to discerning customers. The criteria for STANDARD 100 often form the basis for Restricted Substances Lists of retail chains or discounters.
Gain certainty when selecting new suppliers along the textile chain: Use our network of over 14,000 companies, which already have the STANDARD 100 certificate, for your sources.
Keeping an overview of the internationally differing requirements is a challenge for many manufacturers in their daily practice. Transfer this task to our independent OEKO-TEX® institutes. They operate globally according to uniform and scientifically measurable standards.
If you outsource your quality assurance to us, you do not have to provide any resources for this yourself. We offer tailored solutions for enhancing processing and product quality.
Thanks to our modular system, the costs for certification are distributed across the individual production steps. Your advantage: The testing costs for the finished product are waived if all the components have already been successfully tested according to STANDARD 100.
Requirements for manufacturer certification
Our test criteria and methods at a glance
The national and international statutory requirements concerning the product safety of textiles are difficult for manufacturers to comprehend in their everyday business.
Trust the experts from OEKO-TEX®. The current statutory provisions are covered in the extensive measures catalog for harmful substance testing and the relevance of future developments is checked.
The regulations regarding prohibited azo dyes, formaldehyde, nickel etc. are included in the test catalog.
Chemicals harmful to health are also tested if they have not yet been statutorily regulated.
Requirements of Annexes XVII and XIV of the REACH Directive, and of the ECHA-SVHC Candidate List are covered by the test method.
The OEKO-TEX® laboratory tests include around 100 test parameters and take into account the intended use of the textiles. The more intensive the skin contact of a textile product, the stricter the limit values for each product class.
Product class 1: Articles for babies and toddlers Product class 2: Articles with direct contact to the skin Product class 3: Articles without direct contact to the skin Product class 4: Home textiles