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 and the human-ecological safety of products, independent quality assessments play an important role in compliance with international standards, legal regulations, customer requirements and consumer and environmental protection.

Technology testing.

  • Material quality of textiles (pilling, waterproofness, fiber fineness, dimensional stability, fabric strength, air permeability, abrasion, washing, color, 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 EU 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. 

EU regulations on harmful chemicals in consumer products.

The European Chemicals Agency has launched a project to increase the testing of products for substances of concern. In addition to REACH limit value compliance, it focuses on the labeling requirements in CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging) and REACH regulations.

Testing for harmful substances.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials. The test criteria are updated annually in line with the latest market developments and legal requirements so that certified products are always compliant.

Meet Dr. Alexander Alpmann.

Beyond compliance.

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America