The Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories etc. On the basis of its comprehensive and strict catalogue of measures, with several hundred regulated individual substances, the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® takes account of:
Important legal regulations, such as banned Azo colourants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, nickel, etc.
Numerous harmful chemicals, even if they are not yet legally regulated.
Requirements of Annexes XVII and XIV of the European Chemicals Regulation REACh as well as of the ECHA SVHC Candidate List insofar as they are assessed by expert groups of the Oeko-Tex® Association to be relevant for fabrics, textiles, garments or accessories. Discussions and developments that are considered to be relevant are taken into account as quickly and effectively as possible through updates to the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® requirements.
Requirements from the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regarding lead.
Numerous also environmentally relevant substance classes With its decades of experience, the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 therefore contributes to high and effective product safety from a consumer's point of view. Test criteria and limit values in many cases go far beyond applicable national and international standards.