Market research shows sustainability is an increasingly competitive factor.

Customers demand independent and globally consistent proof.

Sustainability can seem daunting.

You deserve a strong partner.

We back your claims with our reputation.

Hohenstein is an internationally recognized expert who helps you through developing, implementing, benchmarking and improving your initiatives.

Take action toward sustainable textile and leather manufacturing.

Every company can implement basic requirements for ecological production that also impact the bottom line.

Shrink your product's carbon footprint.
Test for product development and claim verification.

Prove that you care.

STeP by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification for production facilities that helps ensure and communicate that the manufacturing conditions are both sustainable and socially responsible. The built in benchmarks facilitate continuous improvement.
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Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America