What are Oeko-Tex certified bedding and towels?
We think about this a lot as skin is permeable: what touches your body can go into your body and that has potential health risks.
That’s why we love Oeko-Tex certification, which broadens the spectrum. It focuses not only on how the actual fabric is processed, but also tests for chemicals on every other part of the final end product.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certifies that all textiles and fabrics it tests are free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use*. This includes known or suspected health-harming chemicals including:
- Flame retardants
- Carcinogenic and allergy-inducing dyes
- Chlorinated phenols
- Organic tin compounds
- Chlorinated benzenes and toluenes
- Heavy metals
The bottom line: parts of products labelled as organic have not necessarily been tested for harmful substances in the same way as products with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification are tested.
envello believes the safety of the final product that touches your body is the most important thing, which is why we use the Oeko-Tex Certification Standard. This means that not only are our fabrics tested, but also the thread in our stitching, the buttons in our pillowcase covers and even the tags that tell you which end of your sheet is the top or bottom!
Bedding and bath products shouldn’t be confusing or harmful. We pride ourselves on our transparency and dedication to provenance; it’s how we’re making the world a little happier and healthier one sleep at a time.
*A complete list is available on the Oeko-Tex website.