Practical solutions for consumer protection and product stewardship.

OEKO-TEX® provides tools for management and communication of safety and sustainability efforts. The modular system ensures these services work together for traceability, transparency and cost reduction along the textile and leather supply chains.

Supporting Better Decisions

Conscious Consumers

OEKO-TEX® product labels help consumers identify products that are: 

Responsible Businesses

Certifications for verified chemicals (ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®), materials (STANDARD 100 and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®) and manufacturing facilities (STeP by OEKO-TEX®) ease sourcing decisions, meet sustainability goals and protect reputations.

Globally, over 21,000 manufacturers, brands and retailers formally work with OEKO-TEX®, with many more using the system internally.

OEKO-TEX® labels are trusted around the world and based on rigorous certification standards that are annually updated and renewed.

Join >21,000 companies committed to providing and sourcing sustainable products.

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

Tailored Solutions

OEKO-TEX® and Hohenstein partnerships also include:

Hohenstein control tests at least 25% of certified products.

Active Chemical Products

Biologically active and flame retardant substances must be approved on the "active chemical products" list prior to being used in products with any OEKO-TEX® certification.

Application Guidance

Get help with the STANDARD 100 and LEATHER STANDARD application.


Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America