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.

Restricted Substance Testing (RSL)

Hohenstein partners to help you meet legal and customer requirements while managing your risk.

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.

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Greener Chemistry

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

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.

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Product Safety Certification

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.

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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