Circumference in cm
Collar size in cm
standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for all processing steps of textiles. It is prerequisite
for the certification of textiles according to OEKO-TEX
standard 100 that all the components of an article conform unfailingly to
the required criteria – apart from the shell this applies also e.g. to sewing threads, padding, imprints, etc. as well as non-textile
accessories, such as buttons, zips, studs, etc.
The testing for harmful substances comprises:
a) substances prohibited by law, b) legalised substances, c) chemicals known to be harmful, however not yet regulated by law,
d) parameters for health care. The requirements of testing for harmful substances as a whole go beyond existing national laws.
Laboratory tests and product classes:
testing for harmful substances is always defined according to the actual use of the textile. The more intense the skin contact
of a product, the more stringent requirements regarding human ecology it has to meet.
There are four product classes:
textiles for babies and infants to the age of three (clothing, toys, terry products, etc.)
textiles with skin contact (underwear, bed linen, T-shirts etc.)
textiles without skin contact (jackets, coats, etc.)
decoration articles (curtains, tablecloths, covering for upholstery, etc.)