Neutral proof of conformity.

We work with retailers, brands, textile producers, importers and processors to test raw, intermediate and end products of all processing stages of the textile chain, including leather products and accessories. From the tensile strength of performance upholstery to the color fastness of textiles to the human-ecological safety of products: independent quality assessments and compliance with harmful substance limit values play an important role in compliance with international standards, legal regulations, customer requirements and consumer and environmental protection.

Technology testing.

  • Material quality of textiles (color fastness, pilling, waterproofness, fiber fineness, dimensional stability, fabric strength, air permeability, abrasion, washing, etc.)
  • Tests for harmful substances according to REACH, LFGB, CPSIA or individual RSLs (Restricted Substances Lists)
  • Expert reporting for claims cases
  • On-site inspection for quality assurance

Textile labeling and fiber composition.

The Textile Labelling Act governs the exact determination of qualitative and quantitative composition of yarns and textile fabrics.

Our fiber analysis and determination is done microscopically, mechanically and technically. It also includes the investigation of fiber damage, microfiber determination, qualitative gene analysis and complaint processing.

Meet the experts.

Testing for harmful substances per STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

With the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, we offer you a worldwide, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as any accessory materials used. 

The test criteria are updated annually in line with the latest market developments and legal requirements, so that you are always on the safe side and therefore legally compliant with your products without having to devote your own resources for them.

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America