product lines involved including :
Made of 100% polyester and recycled polyester knitted and fleece fabrics, white, dope dyed, dyed, printed and finished; including accessories (PES of recycled PES yarn, PES printed satin labels and woven labels) (Based on material pre-certified according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100)
The results of the inspection made according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, product class I for babies articles, have shown that the above mentioned goods meet the human-ecological requirements of the standard presently established.
The certified articles fullfil the requirements of Annex XVII of REACH (incl. the use of azo-dyes, nickel, etc.) as well as the American requirement regarding total content of lead in children’s articles (CPSIA; with the exception of accessories made from glass).
The holder of the certificate, who has issued a conformity declaration according to EN ISO17050-1, is obliged to use the Oeko-Tex® mark only in conjunction with products that are conform with the sample initially tested. The conformity is verified by audits.
Most textiles and clothing items are not really dangerous for human beings. Nevertheless people want to be able to buy clothing, bedding and household textiles that have been tested and are not tainted in any way with harmful substances for certain. This doesn’t necessarily mean textiles untreated with chemicals. On the contrary, fashion, utility and care must have their due.
Independent European textile research institutes have therefore been working for years to arrive at a standard for gauging the ecological qualities of a textile product in an objective and scientifically verifiable manner.
The Oeko-Tex standard 100 sets yardsticks. For yarns, fabrics and textile products of all kinds, limits have been laid down for noxious substances in line with the latest scientific knowledge. Only manufacturers who comply with strict testing and inspection procedures and provide verifiable quality assurance are allowed to place the Oeko-Tex label on their products.
The testing institutes of the international society for research and testing in textile technology (Oeko-Tex) ensure that the Oeko-Tex standard 100 lives up to its promise trust in textiles.
For more information, please visit Oeko-Tex Association at http://www.oeko-tex.com