Tuesday | 20.06.17 | Specifications
The materials we use are Oeko-tex certified! What does this mean & how is it done?
We at Signal Labels are sourcing our textile materials from producers that have the Oeko-Tex certificate test done. As the label is a part of the garment that is in contact with the skin we would like to ensure that they wouldn’t be harmful to anyone.
About Oeko-Tex testing system:
The Oeko-Tex is global network of laboratories offering customised services for testing every stage of processing the textile material. The companies that are aiming for sustainable products and processes are usually those who are opting for the Oeko-Tex tests to be done.
The Oeko-Tex testing is applied by different criteria depending on the use of the material or the way of processing it. One of the main purposes is to test the material for more that 100 harmful chemical substances that might be absorbed from the body when in contact!
Some of the regulation that Oeko-Tex is tested against is the REACHportocol, ECHA SVHC and the Annexes XVII and XIV of the European Chemicals Regulation - they all are legislation rules part of the EU standards.
The criteria for Oeko-Tex testing is reviewed every year, so they’re always up to date with the new legislations.
According to the product’s use there are few classifications and for our materials we aim for class 1 and class 2:
“Product class 1:
Articles for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age (underwear, rompers, clothing, bed linen, terry products etc.)
Product class 2:
Articles that are worn close to the skin (underwear, bed linen, t-shirts, socks etc.)”
Apart of ensuring the fabrics’ safety to health, Oeko-Tex are running companies audits making sure that the standards of environment safety are met and the employees health and safety is ensured.
Do not mistake Oeko-Tex with Organic products though. The product called Organic is tested for a chemicals used for growing the raw materials and the Oeko-Tex is testing for harmful substances used during the manufacturing of the fabrics!
Here is which ones from our materials in stock are Oeko-tex certified:
Polyester Satin HD - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin HD coated - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin_white - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin no optical brighteners - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin double face - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin coated - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin Matte - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin Matte no optical brighteners - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Woven edge Polyester Satin double face - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Satin - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 2
Woven edge Polyester Satin double face - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 2
Nylon Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Acetate Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1
Polyester Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 2