MADE IN GREEN means sustainability and traceability.

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label that is issued for textiles that have been:

  • Tested for harmful substances
  • Produced in environmentally friendly facilities
  • Produced in safe and socially responsible workplaces

The MADE IN GREEN label can be awarded to any textile product at any stage of production, enabling a whole new level of transparency for companies and consumers.

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Any company in the textile chain can apply to use the MADE IN GREEN product label.

MADE IN GREEN labeled products must meet the following requirements:

  1. Each component that makes up at least 5% of the total weight of the labeled product must originate from production facilities that have been certified with STeP by OEKO-TEX®.
  2. At least 85% of a labeled product's total weight must originate from production facilities that have been STeP certified.
  3. All cut and sew and wet-chemical processing must take place in a STeP certified facility. 
  4. The product must be STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. 

Interim products that are sold to companies within the supply chain must be certified with STeP by OEKO-TEX® and meet all the criteria mentioned above.

The product ID provides information about where a product was manufactured and shows that it has been tested for harmful substances and produced in accordance with OEKO-TEX® principles.


Any company within the textile and leather value chain can apply for the MADE IN GREEN label.

The product must be STANDARD 100 or LEATHER STANDARD certified and produced in a STeP certified facility.

Manufacturers, converters, wholesalers, retailers and brands that fulfill the criteria are allowed to use product label.

Non-producers can obtain labels without their own certifications if their suppliers fulfil the MADE IN GREEN conditions. Brands and retailers can re-label MADE IN GREEN products from suppliers under their own company name.

There are no application or license fees for MADE IN GREEN labels. Access to the myOEKO-TEX® portal is also free of charge.

Each MADE IN GREEN label includes a unique product ID. Anyone can verify the label's authenticity by entering the product ID in the label check on or scanning the code. Companies using the MADE IN GREEN label can also use myOEKO-TEX® to validate labels.

The MADE IN GREEN label requires annual renewal.

A purchaser of a MADE IN GREEN labeled product must be able to trace the information for five years. If there are any changes to the supply chain that relate to the label requirements, a new label must be issued.

Products that have been tested for harmful substances can be labeled with STANDARD 100 or LEATHER STANDARD.

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances plus manufactured with environmentally friendly and socially responsible production processes.

There are also several languages and language combinations.


Label owners can download MADE IN GREEN hangtags from myOEKO-TEX® - customized with the unique product ID and Institute.

The Green Button is the German government's certification for sustainable textiles. 

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is one of the few labels that fulfills the certification's product criteria.

Hohenstein is an authorized certification body for the Green Button.

MADE IN GREEN Application

The application for MADE IN GREEN is in the online myOEKO-TEX® portal.

Technical manuals help you set up a product supply chain and creating a traceable label.


Technical Guides & Resources

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America