What is oeko-tex standard ? Why need to be sure your consuming items (gament , appearl, non appearl, toys, jewlery & other home appliances) are maintain oeko-tex standard ?

The OEKO-TEX® Standard is an international testing and certification system for textiles, limiting the use of certain chemicals developed in 1992 for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles

•    Testing for harmful substances / product certification according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

•    Environmentally friendly and socially acceptable production / production site certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000.It includes:
a)Illegal substances such as carcinogenic colorants
b)Legally regulated substances such as formaldehyde, plasticizers, 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, allergenic dyes or tin-organic compounds .Parameters such as colour fastness and a skin-friendly pH-value, which are precautionary measures to safeguard consumer health .

•    Overall the test criteria clearly exceed existing legislation and often have a pioneering function regarding legal regulations – such as the exclusion of carcinogenic azo dyes, the strict limit values for formaldehyde as well as the ban on allergenic dyes.

(Meaning of Legislation-It refers to the process by which a country or organization of human beings within a social system come up with the laws and regulations that will govern them now and in time to come.Meaning of Regulation-A rule designed to control the conduct of those to whom it applies. Regulations are official rules, and have to be followed.)

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