Press releases

Below you can find press releases on research projects and services offered by the Hohenstein Institute. Through the support of a wide range of other institutions throughout the textile manufacturing chain, we can support you in your research work and beyond and provide you with the details of experts for interview and specialist authors.

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The problems and challenges of cup sizes
Research project provides new data on breast volume to optimise cup sizes

Over 35 million women and girls in Germany wear a bra every day. This huge market volume alone shows why it is especially important for the manufacturers of foundation garments and cup-based clothing to design products that fit reliably. However, ... 

Topic area: Functional textiles, Fit and Workmanship of Clothing | 724-EN

More certainty and confidence when buying furnishings
Heimtextil 2017: OEKO-TEX® successfully presents product portfolio

From the 10th to the 13th of January, the International OEKO-TEX® Association successfully presented products at Heimtextil Frankfurt, the popular leading trade fair for home and contract textiles. The fair highlighted the following: For suppliers ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2242-EN

Dust mite allergy - biofunctional fabrics without permethrin
New treatment proves effective against the dust demons

Permethrin is a widely used substance for treating textiles against mites. However, the neurotoxin may also cause undesirable side effects, e.g. headaches or deafness, in humans. The William-Küster-Institute for Hygiene, Environment and Medicine at ... 

Topic area: Hygiene, Environment & Medicine | 723-EN

OEKO-TEX® Announces Partnership with ZDHC

OEKO-TEX® is pleased to announce that it is joining the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program. OEKO-TEX® has long supported the vision of globally implementing sustainable/green chemistry and best practices in the textile, apparel, ... 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2241-EN

OEKO-TEX® – New Regulations for 2017
A large number of new changes to MADE IN GREEN, MySTeP, STeP and STANDARD 100

OEKO-TEX® will be 25 years old in 2017 and also in this year, OEKO-TEX® has reviewed the requirements of its products and has published the new regulations at the beginning of the year. 

Topic area: OEKO-TEX® | 2240-EN