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 at retail (B2C):

  • The product shall be STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
  • All the making up facilities shall be STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified.
  • This criterion concerns only wet/chemical production facilities (excluding wet spinning processes). Each single component that equals or exceeds 5% of the total weight of the product shall be supplied by STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified production facilities. In addition, at least 85% of the weight of the single product shall be supplied by STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified production facilities.

Requirements and criteria for intermediate products sold to businesses within the supply chain (B2B):

  • The MADE IN GREEN label issuer shall be STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified and fulfil all of the above mentioned criteria.
  • Brands, retailers, converters and traders can issue a MADE IN GREEN product ID without being STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified themselves, if they do not manufacture themselves (through wet/chemical processes and making up of products) and their suppliers fulfil the MADE IN GREEN conditions.

For more information, please see chapter "Criteria" in the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® Standard.