Benefits

  • The independent assessment and verification by the world-leading “3rd party” OEKO-TEX® Institutes represents a very strong, confidence-building measure for a company‘s materials and products.
  • The human-ecological criteria catalogue, which has a scientific basis, is uniform around the world and is thus applicable everywhere on the same terms. The criteria and limit values are continually further developed and, in any case, at least once each year.
  • Identification and avoidance of chemicals that are harmful to health in the product in accordance with the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue by means of comprehensive and high quality product tests.
  • Modular certification system (avoids duplicate tests on unchanged products).
  • Testing of representative samples in the laboratory by the assigned approved OEKO-TEX® Institute.
  • Participation in the OEKO-TEX® system which has taken a lead role for many years with its concept.
  • It forms the basis for many Restricted Substance Lists (RSLs) for retail chains, discounters, producers etc. and thus the basis for many delivery conditions.
  • Product monitoring by means of regular control tests on the market and through on-site company inspections by independent auditors from the OEKO-TEX® Association.
  • As a manufacturer-independent label, the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® is a helpful marketing tool which can clearly document your responsibility with regard to the human-ecological product safety of your articles to your customers along the supply chain through to brands, retailers and consumers.
  • All companies that have their products or materials certified in accordance with the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® have the opportunity to present their company and product portfolio free of charge in the OEKO-TEX® online directory (“Buying Guide”) under www.oeko-tex.com/products. With an average of around 5,000 website visits per day and visitors from more than 200 countries around the world, the OEKO-TEX® website is an ideal advertising platform that attracts international attention and is also a very good sourcing platform.
  • You can enter the data for your company presentation in the OEKO-TEX® Buying Guide by yourself in our Self-Service Portal under www.oeko-tex.com/customers. Your responsible OEKO-TEX® Institute will be pleased to send you the access details upon request.
  • More than 10,000 companies and manufacturers already trust the OEKO-TEX® system and label.