For over 25 years, OEKO-TEX® is a standard for the development and production of sustainable and responsible garments and textiles, offering a wide portfolio of standards ranging from harmful substances, through working conditions, to responsible textile and leather production. OEKO-TEX® is a partner of FOURSOURCE, the largest digital market network for the apparel industry. Thanks to this collaboration, FOURSOURCE is the first sourcing platform worldwide that can verify OEKO-TEX® certificates through a direct interface, thus ensuring 100% validity.
The platform not only provides a guide for buyers, but also gives manufacturers the opportunity to find out what buyers are interested in. For example, buyers can immediately see which OEKO-TEX® certificates a manufacturer has and can select according to their preferences.
What is OEKO-TEX®?
OEKO-TEX® is one of the most well-known global standards for textile and leather ecology in Europe and Japan with contact offices in more than 60 countries. They develop test methods and limit values which form the basis for standards of product labels, production facility certification, chemicals certification and status reporting. Their portfolio of standards encompasses STANDARD 100, MADE IN GREEN, LEATHER STANDARD, STeP, ECO PASSPORT and DETOX TO ZERO. These comprehensive product and process tests guarantee risk management, consumer and environmental protection, as well as legal conformity.
Available for textile and leather products that have been tested for harmful substances and which are thus safe from a human-ecological perspective
To identify textiles which have been tested for harmful substances and also manufactured under sustainable working conditions
To optimise the manufacturing process for ecological and socially responsible textile and leather production
To identify environmentally friendly chemicals, auxiliaries and colourants used in the textile and leather industry
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