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Textile Industry Challenges

  • 196+ countries with differing & constantly changing laws
  • Public, government, and NGO focus on chemicals used in and released from manufacturing
  • Factory output, from waste to product, is a result of incoming chemicals
  • Contract manufacturing complicates chemical management & transparency
  • Extensive water use and discharge
  • Soil & groundwater contamination
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Diversified?

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

Diversified?

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

We are committed to knowledge transfer.

Get a high level overview of diverse topics from experts who have done the research.

We are committed to knowledge transfer.

Get a high level overview of diverse topics from experts who have done the research.


Certifications/Standards
Product Labels
Annual Updates
Cost Sharing & Traceability
STANDARD 100/LEATHER Application Guide
Labeling Guidelines
MADE IN GREEN Manuals
Greener Chemistry

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Legal protection

Stay on the safe side when it comes to statutory requirements. Detailed testing of key parameters according to applicable regulations, not just to safeguard product conformity, but also to stay up to date – wherever you are in the world.

Sharing information on quality

There may be times when your particular requirements and customer expectations go beyond statutory guidelines.
Are you worried about being targeted by NGO campaigns? We’ll help you conduct the right testing. And to ensure you really stand out in the market, we can conduct testing on factors that go beyond conventional standards, even allowing you to promote specific topics in campaigns or programmes.

Differentiation that really secures competitive advantage (and validates product claims)

Keen to set yourself apart and highlight the qualitative superiority of your products? We’ll help you in the most objective way possible by providing comparative product tests.

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Hohenstein is dedicated to innovation and sustainability.

See what makes us so successful - and how you can benefit.

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The Hohenstein Quality Label.

Use our credibility to market your product

 

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OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions.

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We believe in the fascinating possibilities of textile innovation.

- for both people and the environment -

There's nothing we are in closer contact with than textiles. It's important that they look good, fit well, offer optimal performance and cause no harm.

Hohenstein researches the human-textile-environment interaction. Through realistic testing (standard and customized) and 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
  • Increased product safety and quality
  • Extensive expertise for assessing products and processes for product development and optimization
  • Quick access to information through our active involvement in latest market trends and standard setting
  • Reduced liability risk and complaints

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Trust our expertise.

We are an internationally recognized partner for neutral evaluation and optimization of textile-related products and processes. With decades of experience setting industry standards and wide range of services, the expertise of our ~1,000 worldwide employees is at your service.

Benefit from our experience.

  • Introduce products to market faster through optimal coordination between the laboratory, certification authority and you
  • Improve the quality and safety of products through customized and standardized testing and certification programs
  • Reduce liability risk and complaints with documented, independent testing
  • Optimize products and processes with comparative and customized testing
  • Get the latest information based on our active involvement in current market trends and standardization committees