Among other functions, the Hohenstein Institute was one of the founders of the “International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology (OEKO-TEX®)” and carries out testing in line with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 . This standard stipulates comprehensive criteria and strict limit values for testing textiles for harmful substances.
Only items where all components meet the strict requirements – including non-textile parts – can receive the sought-after label “Confidence in Textiles”. In some parts, the required criteria far exceed the legal requirements, offering consumers maximum safety.
As a member of the OEKO-TEX® Association, the Hohenstein Institute additionally audits and certifies production facilities in line with the criteria of the OEKO-TEX® STeP certification. Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) is an independent certification system for brands, retail companies and manufacturers from the textile chain who want to communicate their achievements regarding sustainable production to the public in a transparent, credible and clear manner. Certification is possible for production facilities of all processing stages from fibre production, spinning mills, weaving mills and knitting mills to finishing facilities and manufacturers of ready-made textile items.
Textiles which were shown to come from sustainable production conditions and also have a certification to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 can receive the label OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus which is also being awarded by the Hohenstein Institute.
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