leather you can trust

Whether shoes, clothes, accessories or sofas, an item bearing the OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD label is a better and safer choice. Leather that meets this standard has been scientifically tested for harmful substances.

  • The certified article is harmless to human health
  • Every leather, thread and button has been tested against a list of over 1,000 harmful substances
  • The more intensive the skin contact is, the stricter are the human ecology requirements  for the OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD laboratory tests 
  • We use globally standardised test criteria
  • The certification complies with international requirements and regulations
  • We review our limit values for harmful substances at least once a year

These are the benefits

  • Compliance with global regulations, including the annexes XVII and XIV of the REACH directive, and the ECHA-SVHC candidate list.
  • Leather material and leather products including footwear can be tested and certified at any stage of processing.
  • Network of over 21,000 certified companies around the world for easier sourcing of chemicals, materials and business partners along the textile chain.
  • Thanks to our modular system, the costs for certification are distributed across the production steps. The testing costs for the finished product are waived if all the components have already been successfully tested according to LEATHER STANDARD.
  • Optional testing for special articles, e.g. suitcases, sofas, helmets, saddles etc.

Do you want to check the validity of the certified product? Simply scan the QR code on your label or enter the certificate number in the OEKO-TEX® Label Check. Would you like to know how you can use an OEKO-TEX® label? Check our Labelling Guide.

Go to the Label Check

Discover the Labelling Guide

Are you looking for certified partners or want to check which brands already have OEKO-TEX® labelled products? The OEKO-TEX® Buying Guide is an online directory for certified products, manufacturers and brands. Use this network of brands and suppliers along the textile and leather chain to find certified articles or to make new business contacts!

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Do you have questions about our certifications and services, the way we test, legal requirements and norms? Go to our FAQ page or contact us per email.

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Would you like to obtain an OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD certification? Are you interested in the certification process and the requirements? Visit our download area to discover the full documentation or apply for the certification.

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This is your path to certification

  1. Application: Register online, complete the application form and submit a material sample
  2. Verification: The application and the material sample get verified
  3. Definition & analytics: Definition of test and measurement criteria, development of an individual measurement plan, testing of the material sample 
  4. On-site visit: Inspection and evaluation of your company
  5. Report: Delivery of a detailed test report
  6. Certificate: Issue of certificate for one year

Do you need more information? Download our LEATHER STANDARD documents

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