What is OEKO-TEX®?
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a global, independent system for testing and certification of textiles, which was introduced in 1992. The certification requires compliance regarding the use of dyes, softening agents, impregnating agents and other chemicals in the product. It guarantees that the products have been tested for hazardous chemicals and dyes so that the content is safe and non-allergenic.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® includes substances which are forbidden or have legally determined limits but it also includes substances which are scientifically proven to have negative health effects or are suspected of having negative effects. Examples of such substances are; azo dyes, inks which can cause cancer or allergies, phthalates, formaldehyde, pesticides, heavy metals, perflourinated compounds, tin organic compounds, bioactive products and flame retardants.
The standard has four different product classes with different requirement levels. The strictest level is product class 1, products for babies and infants up to three years. Here the accepted minimum amounts are lower to minimize the risks for the infants using the products.
The testing is performed at one of the testing institutes connected to the OEKO-TEX® Association and the certificate is valid for one year.
Here you can find Perma Press current certificate.