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Test Criteria

This label identifies high quality textile products for pets, such as blankets, pillows, cat beds, dog clothing or horse blankets. It provides pet owners with clear product information on the product safety, quality and durability of products for their pets and offers protection against residues of toxic substances.

Required standard tests:

  • Textile technology tests
    (construction/workmanship, dimensional change, light and rub fastness)
  • Labeling compliance with the EU Product Safety Act
  • Testing for harmful substances* according to EU legal requirements

Flexible extensions for additional performance claims:

  • Chewing resistance
  • Scratch resistance
  • Resistance to denting
  • Washability
  • Outdoor suitability
  • UV protection
  • Absorption capacity
  • Waterproofness
  • Antibacterial effectiveness
  • Animal hair resistance
  • Water repellency
  • Air permeability

*The safety from harmful substances requirement can be fulfilled by presenting or earning a valid OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certificate.

Contact
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Americas