Hohenstein is a global leader in textile testing and innovation.

We specialize in testing, certification and research of all kinds of textiles.

As an internationally recognized partner, we support companies along the supply chain in safely and successfully bringing products to market - from quality testing and functionality development to knowledge transfer and certification and marketing support.

A family-owned company now run by the third generation, ~1,150 employees work at our headquarters in Bönnigheim, Germany and our labs and offices around the world, dedicated to customized testing and applied research to advance the industry.

Our Mission

Rethink. Response. Responsibility.

The core values of the founding Mecheels family have been the mainstay of the Hohenstein company mission and are still shaping how employees interact with each other and our global customers in terms of quality, reliability and commitment.

What we do.

Hohenstein is an impartial, neutral partner in testing, certification and research with a focus on textiles.
We offer a wide variety of services to companies all along the supply chain.


Why we do what we do.

We believe in the fascinating possibilities of textile innovation for both people and the environment. Every day, we work with passion to ensure that new products come to market reliably and safely.


How we do it.

We are a future-oriented problem solver with tailored, innovative services including testing, certification and consulting. We set trends and standards based on 75 years of experience in textiles. Worldwide, our culture is characterized by the transfer of knowledge, sustainability and customer focus.


Meet Ben Mead.

Managing Director, Hohenstein Institute America

Hohenstein was founded in 1946 as a textile school.

We are still committed to transferring research through the Hohenstein Academy. Many recorded webcasts are available with free access.


Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Americas