We believe in the fascinating possibilities of textile innovation.

- for both people and the environment -

We are in constant, close contact with textiles. It's important that they perform and fit well, look good and cause no harm.

Consider real life.

Hohenstein researches the human-textile-environment interaction in real-life use situations. Through standard and customized testing and practical certification, we help our partners verify and innovate.

Consumers and buyers trust our labels, such as OEKO-TEX®, the Hohenstein Quality label and UV STANDARD 801. And, we're dedicated to transferring the knowledge we have built up over decades.

Use our expertise.

  • Quick market launch of innovative products based on efficient use of testing
  • Guaranteed product safety, compliance and quality
  • Product and process development and optimization
  • Up-to-date information through our active industry involvement and standard setting
  • Reduced liability risk and complaints
Testing
Quality and product development
Quality and product development

Our testing for verification or innovation is based on >75 years of experience. 

Innovate with us
Certification
3rd-party, independent verification
3rd-party, independent verification

As a trusted and neutral expert, we stand behind your product or service.

Use our reputation
OEKO-TEX®
Certifications and labels for a sustainable future
Certifications and labels for a sustainable future

Hohenstein is a founding member of OEKO-TEX®, a system of practical solutions for product stewardship and sustainability - throughout the textile and leather supply chains.

Be more sustainable
Knowledge
Research and training to advance the industry
Research and training to advance the industry

We expand our knowledge - and yours - through practical research and teaching.

Use our research

Diversified?

So is Hohenstein.
We work with any application where textiles interact with humans and the environment.

Contact
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America