Test Criteria

Testing for harmful substances with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a prerequisite.

  • STANDARD 100 certification tests for chemicals that are subject to worldwide regulations and/or harmful to human health.

Label qualification includes testing for comprehensive quality parameters:

  • Color fastness, light fastness, perspiration resistance, rubbing fastness and solvent fastness
  • Physical properties, e.g. tensile strength, scrubbing resistance or pilling
  • Performance properties, e.g. watertightness or air permeability
  • Optical properties, e.g. dimensional stability, seam integrity or appearance after care treatment

Testing plans are adjusted according to features, including:


Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America