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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  • The MADE IN GREEN label highlights long-term suppliers who have worked to achieve sustainability objectives and good working conditions
  • The OEKO-TEX® system assists in establishing and tracking sustainable production and working conditions through the supply chain


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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America