Practical solutions for consumer protection and product stewardship.

OEKO-TEX® provides tools for management and communication of safety and sustainability efforts. The modular system ensures these services work together for traceability, transparency and cost reduction along the textile and leather supply chains.

The OEKO-TEX® product labels help consumers find certified products that have been tested for harmful substances (STANDARD 100 and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®) and manufactured in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way (MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®). Labels are based on OEKO-TEX® certification standards that are annually updated and renewed.

Certifications for verified chemicals (ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®) and manufacturing facilities (STeP by OEKO-TEX®) ease sourcing decisions and improve sustainable manufacturing.

There's an OEKO-TEX® solution for everyone.

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Product Labels

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® are for textile and leather products that have been tested for harmful substances and MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is for sustainably produced textile products.

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OEKO-TEX® certifications offer credible, independent proof of sustainability efforts.

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OEKO-TEX® services help you manage your sustainability goals.

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Textile Industry Challenges

  • 196+ countries with differing & constantly changing laws
  • Public, government, and NGO focus on chemicals used in and released from manufacturing
  • Factory output, from waste to product, is a result of incoming chemicals
  • Contract manufacturing complicates chemical management & transparency
  • Extensive water use and discharge
  • Soil & groundwater contamination

Tailored Solutions

The OEKO-TEX® System.

Over 350 substances on OEKO-TEX® restricted substance lists (RSL/MRSL)

Hohenstein control tests at least 25% of certified products.

Active Chemical Products.

Biologically active and flame retardant substances must be approved on the "active chemical products" list prior to being used in products with any OEKO-TEX® certification.

Application guidance.

Get help with the STANDARD 100 and LEATHER STANDARD application.


Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America