Oeko-Tex is a registered trade mark, representing the product labels and company certifications issued and other services provided by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology (which also calls itself Oeko-Tex for short).
Since 1993 TESTEX and 17 other OEKO-TEX® member institutes have systematically supported companies in the textile industry in more than 60 countries worldwide with independent certifications and services to implement greater sustainability and product responsibility along the global textile value chain.
OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions which protect our planet for future generations. The testing and certification process on which our standards are based guarantees maximum consumer safety.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, semi-finished and finished products at all processing stages.
Since 1993 TESTEX has been a member of the OEKO-TEX® Association, which is engaged in testing textiles for harmful substances according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The testing institute has many years of experience in the field of human ecological testing and certification of textiles and their accessories. TESTEX makes significant contributions to the development of various testing methods. Based on the number of certificates issued, TESTEX is one of the leading institutes in this field.
Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification system for brands, trading companies and manufacturers along the textile chain to communicate their sustainable production conditions transparently and credibly. The modular structure of STeP certification permits comprehensive analysis and evaluation of all relevant areas of the company with regard to the employment of environmentally friendly technologies and products, efficient management of resources and compliance with optimal working conditions in respect of health, safety and social compatibility.
VEENET is an expert partner with many years of experience in auditing and certifying production facilities at different production stages.
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is an independent textile label. It distinguishes consumer items and semi-finished goods from all stages of the textile chain and presupposes the following criteria :
The LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for leather and leather articles of all levels of production. Examples of articles that can be certified include :
For the leather materials the conditions and criteria of the latest valid LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® are applied, for non-leather components contained (e.g. textile materials, metallic accessories etc.) the requirements of the latest valid STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® have to be met.
CAS Number Screening.
Self-Assessment and On-Site Visit (optional).
The basic concept of the new ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® was invented by TESTEX in the early 90s (Eco-Passport) and is now part of the OEKO-TEX® portfolio. With this certification textile chemical suppliers can prove that their products can be used in a sustainable textile production.
Which products can be certified?
All chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries used for the manufacture of textiles and leather materials can be certified in accordance with ECO PASSPORT. This also includes industry-specific formulations (chemical compounds) for the textile, leather and clothing industry.
DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® is the comprehensive verification and reporting system that prepares your facility for the requirements requested by the Detox campaign of Greenpeace. DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® continuously screens and offers you a transparent solution to meet the Detox goals.
The DETOX TO ZERO system is integrated and harmonized with the OEKO-TEX® portfolio. DETOX TO ZERO is a tailored solution, based on the established STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification, software and structure. It creates an easy and efficient way to capture production data and continuously monitors the progress.
Achieving DETOX goals.
For textile and leather manufacturers.