THE OEKO-TEX® safe textiles
OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known and most well-established organisations for product safety testing of potentially harmful substances in textiles, leather and accessory materials. The OEKO-TEX® 100 standard is not an “eco-label” but tests that products do not contain chemicals known to be harmful to health.
The requirements of this standard depend on the intended use of the end product and are divided into four different product classes:
- Product class I – Products for infants up to the age of three (underwear, romper suits, bed linen, terry products, etc.)
- Product class II – Products which have a large part of their surface in direct contact with the skin (underwear, bed linen, t-shirts, socks, etc.)
- Product class III – Products which have no or only a small part of their surface in direct contact with the skin (jackets, coats, etc.)
- Product class IV – Furnishing materials for decorative purposes (curtains, table linen and loose furniture covers, etc.)
Blåkläder requires that all constituent materials and components meet the requirements of Product class II, including for jackets and coats. This means that garments from Blåkläder are safe to wear directly against the body. It is not only the wearer of the final garment who benefits from OEKO-TEX®-tested products. Everyone who comes into contact with the materials and the finished product during the stitching, warehousing and retailing benefits from the limited chemical contents.