10 Jul '17, 10am

Congratulations, @OEKO_TEX_Int has been going strong for 25 years already!

Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® - 25 years of confidence in textiles Written by OEKO-TEX Details Tweet 1992. It was International Space Year but European consumers were much more concerned about their personal space. That year, they learned that their apparel and home textiles could very well contain hazardous chemicals such as pesticides, carcinogenic dyestuffs, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other known health hazards. Consumers were enraged and demanded that the industry address the issue. In response, the German Hohenstein Institute and the Austrian OETI (formerly the Austrian Textile Research Institute) joined forces to establish the independent OEKO-TEX® Association. Their scientific collaboration resulted in the creation of the well-known STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, a voluntary testing and certification program that ensured textile produ...

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