Oeko-Tex 100

A selection of our rainwear is made from materials that meet the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard. This standard is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile products at all stages of production.

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The tests for harmful substances comprise substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.

A tested textile product is allocated to one of the four Oeko-Tex® product classes based on its intended use. The more intensively a product comes into contact with the skin, the stricter the human ecological requirements it must fulfil.

Manufacturers are entitled to mark successfully tested products or article groups with the Oeko-Tex® label and to advertise in other forms as long as it has been proven within the extensive laboratory tests that all components, including accessories, comply with the specified test criteria without exception. A certificate which is issued applies for one year and can be renewed as often as required.

The internationally binding test catalogue according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is based on scientifically proven parameters and is revised annually in line with the latest legislation and research.

It includes:

  • Substances which are prohibited by law, such as carcinogenic dyestuffs
  • Substances which are regulated by law, such as formaldehyde, softeners, heavy metals or pentachlorophenol
  • Substances which according to current knowledge are harmful to health, but which are not yet regulated or prohibited by law, such as pesticides, allergy-inducing dyestuffs or tin-organic compounds 
  • Parameters such as colourfastness and a skin-friendly pH-value, which are precautionary measures to safeguard consumers heath

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