Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® certifies that there are no harmful substances in Sioen apparel

Through being audited and certified Standard 100 Oeko-Tex®, we’re strengthening the means of implementation and revitalising the global partnership for sustainable development, as stated in SDGs 17 and 12. We’re mobilising resources, enhancing interregional collaboration, helping to ensure sustainable products and production.

Sioen garments are Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® certified

Sioen garments are Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® certified. This is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for textile products and accessories. Our garments carry the Standard 100 label, which means that you can be certain that every component, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, have been tested for harmful substances and that the garment therefore is harmless for human health.

Guarantees of the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®

Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

The test is conducted by an independent Oeko-Tex® partner on the basis of the extensive Oeko-Tex® criteria catalogue. In the test, numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health, are taken into account. In many cases, the limit values for the Standard 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalogue 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 on a daily basis. We’re glad that the experts of the Oeko-Tex® institutes do this for us. (source)

Audit by Centexbel

Centexbel, a Belgian testing and certifying institution, tests the compliance of Sioen garments for a set of requirements set by the Standard 100.

On the basis of its comprehensive and strict catalogue of measures, with several hundreds of regulated individual substances, the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® takes into account the following:

  • Important legal regulations, such as banned Azo colourants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, nickel, etc.
  • Numerous harmful chemicals, even if they are not yet legally regulated.
  • Requirements of Annexes XVII and XIV of the European Chemicals Regulation REACH as well as of the ECHA SVHC Candidate List insofar as they are assessed by expert groups of the Oeko-Tex® Association to be relevant for fabrics, textiles, garments or accessories.
  • Discussions and developments that are considered to be relevant are taken into account as quickly and effectively as possible through updates to the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® requirements.
  • Requirements from the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regarding lead.
  • Numerous also environmentally relevant substance classes.
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What’s in it for you?

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 contributes to high and effective product safety from a consumer’s point of view. Test criteria and limit values in many cases go far beyond applicable national and international standards. Extensive product checks and regular company audits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals.