Combination of testing for harmful substances, skin tolerance test and sensitivity test.
Tested for harmful substances
The consumer product is tested with regard to harmful chemicals. The intended use of various harmful substances, as well as their presence as contamination or a by-product is tested. The tests performed for harmful chemicals are carried out to ensure legal conformity and for the purpose of consumer protection. The test criteria for the certified tests for harmful chemicals exceed the statutory requirements. They include the statutory requirements for test parameters, such as azo dyestuffs or heavy metals, including cadmium and lead. In addition, further tests are carried out or the scope of legal parameters is expanded with regard to the quality label. For example, legally, only 8 substances from the group of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are regulated, however, for the purposes of preventative consumer protection, we test 24 substances. Tests are also carried out for chlorinated benzenes and toluenes, as well as organostannic compounds. For some parameters, there are only limit values for finished textile products. However, we already test these parameters for you one stage earlier on the textile chemicals.
The tests for the absence of harmful substances are based on the test programme and method of the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®. However, depending on the labelled product, there may be minor deviations from the test programme.
Skin friendly & hypoallergenic
The test of skin tolerance (see here for details) is carried out in accordance with the protocol AW-QM-11.08.03.059 based on standard DIN EN ISO 10993-5. The Hohenstein Laboratories have DAkkS accreditation for this test.
The sensitivity test is a screening test to prove an allergenic effect and is suitable as a pre-test to the standard DIN EN ISO 10993-10 (for details, see under "Hypoallergenic"). The quality label confirms that the test sample has met the requirements of both tests. The quality label is based on two test reports with detailed results.
Textile chemicals, including textile dyes and auxiliary agents, for non-commercial / non-professional use, which are provided directly to the end consumer.