Swimsuit - OEKO-TEX® Standard 100


OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Explanation The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles (all types of clothing, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry cloth items, textile toys and more).


Testing for harmful substances includes:

illegal substances legally regulated substances known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals as well as parameters for health care In their entirety the requirements clearly exceed existing national legislation.

Laboratory tests and product classes

OEKO-TEX® testing for harmful substances always focus on the actual use of the textile. The more intensive the skin contact of a product, the stricter the human ecological requirements to be met.

Accordingly there are four product classes:

Product class I: Textile items for babies and toddlers up to 3 years (clothing, toys, bed linen, terry cloth items etc.) Product class II: Textiles used close to the skin (underwear, bed linen, T-shirts etc.) Product class III: Textiles used away from the skin (jackets, coats etc.) Product class IV: Furnishing materials (curtains, table cloths, upholstery materials etc.)


The requirement for certification of textile products according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all components of an item have to comply with the required criteria without exception – that means in addition to the outer material also sewing threads, linings, prints etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.


OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus


The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus is a product label which enables textile and clothing manufacturers to provide evidence to their end users, by means of only one certification mark, that their products have been optimised for human ecology and that the production conditions are environmentally friendly.
Products with this label are tested for harmful substances according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and were produced exclusively at environmentally friendly production sites according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000.


Testing for harmful substances / product certification according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
Environmentally friendly and socially acceptable production / production site certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000


The precondition for certification according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus is the satisfaction of the requirements stipulated by OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 as well as OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000.
Furthermore proof is required that the entire production chain – meaning all facilities involved in the production of a certain product (across all stages of textile processing) – fully satisfies the requirements of OEKO-TEX® Standard 1000.