OEKO-TEX® guidelines / test criteria
The OEKO-TEX® guidelines refer to certain criteria defined in MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® Standard. These can be found in the download area on our webpage.
The criteria state which components and facilities must hold two separate OEKO-TEX® certifications in order to get MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label.
The first certification system is the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® which verifies the final textile product has been tested for more than 300 harmful substances.
The second is STeP by OEKO-TEX®, a certification system for sustainable textile production, which analyses and evaluates existing production conditions with respect to the use of environmentally friendly technologies and products as well as safe and socially responsible workplaces.
Requirements and criteria for marketing MADE IN GREEN on textile products that consumers buy in retail stores:
- Any single component that equals or exceeds 5% of the total weight of the textile product must be supplied by STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified production facilities. At least 85% of the weight of a single piece of textile must be supplied by STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified production facilities.
- The general rule for the above mentioned criteria is that all the making up and wet / chemical processing facilities have to be STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified.
- The product must be STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
Requirements and criteria for intermediate products sold to business with the supply chain:
- The label issuer must be STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified and fulfil all of the above mentioned criteria.
For more information, please see chapter "Criteria" in the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® Standard.