The Hohenstein Institute is one of the founder members of the "International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology (Oeko-Tex®)" and carry out testing according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. This sets comprehensive criteria and strict limit values for testing textiles for harmful substances.
Only articles meeting the strict requirements for all their components, including non-textile components, are allowed to be awarded the prestigious "Confidence in Textiles" label. In some cases the criteria go far beyond legal requirements and therefore offer consumers the greatest possible peace of mind.
Together with its partner organisations, Hohenstein has also developed the OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000. Thanks to this, the environmental impact of textile production throughout the entire manufacturing chain can be accurately examined and optimised.
If a company is certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000 and its products are already certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, under certain conditions the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus can be awarded for these products. A prerequisite for this is evidence that the entire production chain, in other words, all companies involved in the manufacturing of a specific product, comply with the requirements of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000 without exception. As an overall concept, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus encourages reliable cooperations to be established and maintained within the textile manufacturing chain.
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