With quality and the comfort and safety of children at the forefront of everything we do, we at Wheat are committed to restricting the use of harmful substances in our clothes. Our first big step was sourcing all technical outerwear from our manufacturers that hold the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certificate. We have also taken the initiative to ensure between 90 – 95% of the jersey garments in our main collection are produced from our Oeko-Tex certified manufacturers.
What is Oeko-Tex Standard 100?
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is the world’s leading testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished and finished textile products through all stages of production, as well as non-textile accessories used in the process. The Oeko-Tex system guarantees that textiles which have successfully met the required testing criteria and been issued a certificate, are free from harmful concentrations of substances that are deemed detrimental to health.
Certified products can be recognized by the “Confidence in Textiles – tested for harmful substances” label. The testing process includes testing for legally prohibited and controlled chemicals, as well as other substances that have been scientifically assessed as harmful to health. The testing criteria and limit values are further refined and reassessed annually. The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certificate is therefore valid for 12 months and can thereafter be renewed.
For more information on Oeko-Tex Standard 100, please visit the organization’s website here https://bit.ly/1WvjaMU