OEKO-TEX 100 standard: healthier textiles for your home

OEKO-TEX 100 standard: healthier textiles for your home

When choosing products for our households, we often pay attention to prices, but how often do we think about how they are achieved? It is not uncommon for fabrics to be manufactured and dyed using chemicals that can have negative effects when in contact with our skin or nature. 

The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 label guarantees that the manufacturer of the fabric is certified annually and that the products it sells are not harmful to people and the environment.

 

What is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100?

 

OEKO-TEX 100 standard: healthier textiles for your home

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is a textile certification methodology that has been around since 1992. This standard ensures that no materials are used in the production and dyeing of fabrics that could be harmful to human health, such as azo dyes, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, nickel, etc. To obtain this licence, a textile manufacturer must be certified every year, thus OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 became the benchmark for textile manufacturing excellence.

 

How do companies get this certification?

 

The OEKO-TEX® label means that a product has been tested by an independent, accredited institution to ensure it meets strict human-ecological standards.

OEKO-TEX® - a standard for your health

Massive brands are the most polluting industries in the world mainly due to the massive use of chemicals such as:

  • Toxic dyes
  • Heavy metals
  • Carcinogenic substances such as formaldehyde, phthalates, etc.
  • Other substances such as benzene and glyphosate

 

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 ensures that more than 1000 chemical / toxic substances are excluded or limited in their use. That means the clothing and materials you use daily are friendly to your skin.

 

Cheaper price or better health?

 

When it comes to the prices it is obvious that mass production needs to reduce their costs, so they are open to the cheapest material. And we know that the cheapest usually means harmful ingredients. Imagine the kitchen or bathroom towel that touches your skin 10 times a day or a curtain that hangs on your ceiling daily and allows air to pass through fabric dyed with harmful substances in your children‘s room. That is not the environment we seek for our family. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 ensures a higher level of quality for your lifestyle.

 

Dusty Linen respects the most valuable asset we have –health and uses only OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified textiles for production. It's not a luxury, it's a respect for our bodies and an investment in long-lasting quality.

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