Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Tested for Harmful Substances
Oeko-Tex® is a testing and certification organisation for textiles, consisting of 18 independent research and test institutes with offices in over 60 countries. Oeko-Tex® developed Standard 100, a globally renowned testing and certification process for approving a textile free of harmful substances.
The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification is a guarantee that a garment is free from harmful chemicals. Independent Oeko-Tex® partner institutes conduct the test following the Oeko-Tex® criteria catalogue, which considers a range of harmful substances, both regulated or non-regulated, that threaten human health. The catalogue stipulates the safe absence or present levels of these chemicals in the tested sample. The Oeko-Tex® catalogue sets levels that often surpass national and international requirements.
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 tests all textiles and textile components from threads to finished fabric articles, including but not limited to its threads or buttons. All the chosen components must reach the performance levels after rigorous lab testing for harmful substances. Achieving a Standard 100 certification ensures that the textile components are safe from chemicals known to inflict harm to humans.
The criteria for certification includes testing for the following substances:
- Illegal substances
- Legally regulated substances
- Known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals
- As well as parameters for health car
Statutory provisions available within Oeko-Tex® catalogue. The catalogue records detail the:
- Regulations regarding prohibited azo dyes, formaldehyde, nickle etc.
- Health inhibiting chemicals that are not statutorily regulated
- Annexes XVII and XVI of the REACH Directive and of the ECHA-SVHC Candidate list covered within the test method
- 100 laboratory test parameters and intended use of the textiles (more contact with skin intended the more rigorous and strict the test limit are).
Parvotex Fabric is free from harmful chemicals achieving certification to Oeko-tex® Standard 100 Product Class II, which is awarded to articles with direct contact to the skin joining the same category as products like underwear, bed linen, T-shirts etc.
Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® Certified according to annex 4
Product Class: II - 20150K0955 Institute
Type of certified article - Woven or knitted fabric made of below materials or part of them: dyed modacrylic, cotton and polyamide, and white polyarylate, and mixtures with white SPS (Sulfonyl Polyphenylene Sulfide), Meta-aramide, Lenzing LyocellTM, or Conductive nylon or polyester dope dyed (white, black or grey), with or without spandex; laminated with PU membranes; with/without water/oil/stain repellent finish. NON-woven fabrics in white made of below materials or part of them: Modacrylic, Cotton, polyamide, polyarylate, Meta-aramide, LENZING™ FR (Flame retardant accepted by OEKO-TEX®), Lyocell, or polyester, with/ without lamination with PU membranes. Produced by using pre-certified material according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.