The OEKO-TEX® standards are regularly updated to stay ahead of global regulations, incorporate new scientific health data and the latest production methods. Every January, OEKO-TEX® publishes annual updates to the standards as well as the test criteria and limit values - in line with consistent consumer protection and sustainable textiles and leather.

Following a 3-month transition period, annual updates go into effect April 1.

Annual Updates 2022

Overviews of the most important changes are summarized below for each product and in the webinar.

Highlights:

  • Impact Calculator now available to all STeP by OEKO-TEX® customers (carbon and water footprint tool)
  • Tightened limits for bisphenol B (BPA) in the STANDARD 100, LEATHER STANDARD and ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® and added to the STeP by OEKO-TEX® MRSL
  • Limits changed for dyes based on Michler's ketone/base in STANDARD 100 and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®
  • In mid-2022, new certification for brands and retailers complying with international agreements for human rights and environmental protection: RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS by OEKO-TEX® - developed in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and OECD Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®


STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®


LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®


ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®


STeP by OEKO-TEX®


Sustainable products must also function.

Contact
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America