Quality labels can be found on many products, when shopping for organic foods in the grocery store or new kitchen appliances. It is easy to glance over the common logo. But what does it really mean? What are the shortcuts to receive the seal of quality?
The data processed by padRelax shows the materials are certified- with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. We would like to shed light on what this certification actually is. The Oeko-Tex Association has been inspecting textiles for harmful substances since 1992. The community is a part of an association of 16 independent research and lab institutes, which are represented in more than 60 countries. The Oeko-Tex seal stands for skin-friendly and harmless materials, which are free from carcinogenic or allergenic dyes and chemicals. The consumer is able to quickly notice the high quality textiles used in our products.
HOW IS IT VERIFIED?
The production process of a textile product, from the raw materials to the finished outcome, contains many steps. The work often extends across borders to several countries. To ensure high quality, regular inspections of the textiles are performed during all stages of processing. In addition, according to the certification guidelines, revision processes also take place. Oeko-Tex ensures that the policies in the inspection catalog correspond to the current research findings and the latest developments in the textile industry. When products do not meet the current standards of the seal, the seal is removed from the manufactures’ products. The Oeko-Tex Standard goes far beyond the basic legal requirements and is therefore regarded as a benchmark for future legal changes.
With our desire to produce only the highest quality accessories, we make sure that all materials have been tested and certified by Oeko-Tex. It is with confidence that we ensure that our customers always receive the best possible product.