What is the Oeko-tex label
Oeko-tex label, which is the?
Long Lady used her own label lung lady often substances with Oeko-tex certified. But what is that?
In summary Standard 100 Oeko-Tex® a global certification system for textile products, especially when it comes in contact with the skin, taking into account the main requirements for hazardous substances.
Checks on OEKO-TEX® pollutants tend to focus on the use of fabrics and materials. More intensive contact of product with the skin and the more sensitive the skin, the stringent anti-allergy requirements are respected.
If a garment gets the Oeko-Tex label, then the garment does not contain harmful substances. Better for your skin and health so!
OEKO-TEX is also organic and fair trade?
This label says nothing about your so fair production or environmental impact. While it may be best so that the garment is also fair trade. And since there is stringently tested for harmful substances chances also quite high that the environmental impact is low. If you really Eco / organic / bio-dress' To buy only this label is not enough. But it really is a step in the right direction.
What is the difference between organic / organic and Oeko-Tex certified?
Organic oftwel organic clothing should always be certified. And well-known organization that does this is GOTS. But there are multiple certificates. This is a different certification than Oeko-Tex. In OEKO-TEX main focus is on where and how the clothing is produced. In organic also look at the materials used. You may therefore compare a little with the stringent Oeko-Tex 1000 (label where 100 plus get up, see below).
It's hard to even see the forest through the trees with all the labels. But with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 label you at least well on its way! Want all the way duurzam as possible then go for OEKO-TEX 100 plus or organic clothing.
STANDARD 100 OEKO-TEX® takes into account:
✔ Important legislation such as; azo dyes, formaldehyde, penta chlorophenol, cadmium, nickel, etc. prohibited.
✔ Many chemicals that are harmful to health, even though they are not yet regulated.
✔ Requirements of the US Consumables Safety Improvement Laws (CPSIA) for lead.
✔ Many classes of substances also relate to the environment.