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What is OEKO-TEX Standard?

What is OEKO-TEX Standard?

At The Artisans Loft Canada, we only source our blankets and towels from artisans that meet the OEKO-TEX® standard. This is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

Our Artisans must keep this certificate up to date, and we request their documentation prior to working with them. This means that you can feel confident that the items that you purchase have been properly vetted to this standard. We want to make sure we keep your homes free of unnecessary toxins and chemicals, and that starts with how our items are made! 

What does the label mean?

If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. Our experts from the OEKO-TEX® institutes do this for you.

What articles can be certified?

In principle, all textile articles in every stage of processing are suitable for a STANDARD 100 certification, starting from the threads to the finished fabrics and finished articles. According to a modular system we test every single component and ingredient before the final article is allowed to carry the STANDARD 100 label. This includes threads, buttons, zippers and linings. The prints and coatings applied to the outer material are also tested for harmful substances according to the criteria applicable to them. Whether baby textiles, clothing, home textiles or decorative materials: Products carrying the STANDARD 100 label signal trust.

 

We are always here to answer any questions that you may have! Thank you for taking the time to take a look at The Artisans Loft Canada!

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The Artisans Loft

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