A firm can label its products with the “Confidence in textiles” label, only after it has passed severe tests carried out under the supervision of independent bodies, excluding the presence of harmful substances (carcinogenic and allergenic dyestuffs, formaldehyde, pesticides, phenols …) in the raw materials, in the intermediates and in the textile end products.
The closer a textile item is to the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements the product must meet. There are 4 classes of products:
- Textile products and toys for neonates and toddlers
- Textile products that come into direct contact with the skin (underwear, shirts, socks and stockings…)
- Textile products that come into contact with the skin only for a negligible part, if at all
- Furnishing and decorative materials (table cloths, curtains…).
Also the manufacturers of dyestuffs and ancillary items for textiles conform to Oeko-Tex specifications in the development of their products. This joint effort offers end consumers the highest degree of product safety.
Control criteria are constantly updated in order to ensure top product safety over time (certificates have one year validity).
Most TFT products meet these requirements
In order to verify whether the product you are interested in is certified (class II), request the product technical sheet at firstname.lastname@example.org.