Textile safety and OEKO-TEX® certification
At Voksi®, it’s important to us that you have confidence in our products so we want to be clear with you about the steps we are taking to ensure our products are made of the softest and healthiest materials possible. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to make the right choices for your family.
We don’t just claim to make safe products and we don’t want you to simply take our word for our production methods. We know that our customers care enough about their families and the environment to find these things out for themselves. To help give you that assurance, all of our products proudly wear the OEKO-TEX® ‘Confidence in Textiles’ label to show you that Voksi products are independently certified as safe.
OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide association of independent institutes for product safety and sustainable production in the textile industry.
Introduced in 1992
Introduced in 1992, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent product label for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances. This includes yarns and fabrics as well as the ready-to-use items that you can buy in the shops.
Products can only receive the ‘Confidence in Textiles’ label if all components of the required criteria are fulfilled without objections. The more intensive the skin contact, the more intensive requirements.
Textile products are awarded the STANDARD 100 label if, on the basis of the extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue, they have been successfully tested by one of the OEKO-TEX® member institutes for chemicals that pose a health risk, and therefore contribute to an effective consumer protection.
Babies’ sensitive skin requires special protection. Product Class 1 is the strictest of all four classes in the OEKO-TEX® certification process, testing products for children up to the age of three for harmful substances. The additional requirement for saliva-resistance means that colours and prints should not bleed or stain when babies suck on them.
The certification process is lengthy and rigorous. It had taken nearly two years for all Voksi products to become certified and this included working with suppliers to find subcontractors that complied with the strict OEKO-TEX® standard 100, Class 1. Each year, OEKO-TEX® control tests at least 25% of all issued certificates to ensure the product owner still fulfils the certification requirements. Read more about our work with OEKO-TEX® here.