The textile supply chain is large, complicated, multi-tiered and dispersed.

...and so is its use of chemicals. There are diverse, sometimes conflicting, regulations and industry initiatives to minimize the harmful effects of chemicals on humans and nature.

Companies are expected to keep up with these challenges.

Do these "methods" look familiar?

Systematic tools for responsible chemical management.

Hohenstein helps you meet requirements for sustainable textile production and product stewardship with tools to integrate best practices for proper handling and chemical management into your business and supply chain.

Input chemistry screening.

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification is a verification process for chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries. We analyze whether chemical products, and the individual ingredients, meet specific legal requirements and standards for safe and sustainable production of textile and leather products.

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® logo, certification number and institute, "Tested and verified chemicals" claim and website

Production facility Certification.

STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification identifies textile and leather production facilities that successfully implement environmentally friendly production processes and socially responsible working conditions. We analyze all relevant factors of production (chemical management, environmental performance, environmental management, social responsibility, safety at the workplace, quality management) and evaluate for benchmarking and continuous improvement.

STeP by OEKO-TEX® logo, certification number and institute, "Sustainable Textile and Leather Production" claim and website

Testing for harmful substances.

Brands, retailers and manufacturers use STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® in their sourcing and product stewardship strategies to remove harmful substances from raw materials and finished goods.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® logo, certification number and institute, "Tested for harmful substances" claim and website

Greener chemistry.

Hohenstein collaborations create pathways for brands and suppliers to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their supply chains.

Detox reporting.

DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® sets up an efficient chemical management system that enables you to identify harmful substances. With an audit and annual status report, we assess whether chemical management, wastewater and sludge meet the goals of the Greenpeace Detox campaign to completely exclude 11 hazardous chemical groups.

More sustainable sourcing.

>21,000 companies have certified millions of raw materials, processes and products. Access to the list is online and free.

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America