Master ever growing market demands with the OEKO-TEX® System.

Market Challenges

Our tailored solutions help you achieve sustainability goals and address challenges faced by our industry, including:

  • 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.

OEKO-TEX® Test Criteria.

Globally harmonized chemical management - updated annually.

Over 350 substances on OEKO-TEX® Restricted Substance List (RSL)

Reliability through control tests.

Hohenstein control tests at least 25% of certified 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.

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Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America