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Updated OEKO-TEX Guidelines to be Implemented in April

OEKO-TEX updated its existing guidelines as well as the valid test criteria and limit values for their certifications and services.   The updated criteria will come into effect this April.


What's New

  • MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® now includes leather products.

  • Leather articles labelled with MADE IN GREEN have been tested for harmful substances in accordance with the LEATHER STANDARD and have been produced in environmentally friendly facilities in socially acceptable workplaces in accordance with STeP.


New/Update Limit Value Catalogue

  • Carcinogenic N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosables substances have been included in the STANDARD 100 and the LEATHER STANDARD.

  • Herbicide glyphosate and its salts have also been included in the limit value catalogue for the STANDARD 100.

  • Specific limit values for the total content of the toxic heavy metals arsenic and mercury have also been defined in the STANDARD 100 and LEATHER STANDARD.


Integration of DETOX TO ZERO in STeP by OEKO-TEX

  • DETOX TO ZERO will be an obligatory element for STeP-certified facilities using large quantities of water and chemicals (wet plants).


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