BEDDING AND BATH
What certifications do your Bedding and Bath products have? Enso-Home label ENSO is proud to say that all its products are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, making sure that our clients get the best. We would like to inform our clients that there is a big difference between the label of Oeko-Tex certified vs. Organic certified?
Despite what you may think, these labels mean different things and can cause lot of confusion in the marketplace when deciding what the best and safest products are for you and your family.
The difference between the two:
The easiest way to explain this is how the materials of the fabric are grown and manufactured. For materials to be labeled as certified organic the raw materials must be grown and farmed according to strict guidelines and without petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides and synthetic products.
This is just the first step; however, the next level of certification is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 which is to do with how the raw materials are then processed. This considers factors such as the dye that is used, the sewing threads, linings, prints, and any non-textile accessories such as buttons included in the final product. If a product is labeled as Oeko-Tex certified it is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use.
In order for a product to be certified as Oeko-Tex Standard 100, the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
A few things to know about Oeko-Tex testing:
- It is reviewed annually and completely voluntary.
- All testing is undergone by independent third party laboratories.
- The criteria are reviewed annually.
- Oeko-Tex is a global standard.
- All accountable ways harmful substances can enter the body are considered.
Hence it is possible to buy products that are Organic certified but have not undergone the next level of certification making it Oeko-Tex certified and therefore not guaranteed 100% free from harmful chemicals, which, when it comes to products so closely in contact with your skin is an important factor to consider.
Further one should avoid products which says ‘Wrinkle free’ or ‘permanent press’ because manufacturers treat these fabrics with formaldehyde resin, a toxic chemical which is very harmful for the skin.
Oeko-Tex, is a certification system for textile producers. They test for harmful substances which are prohibited or regulated by law. They also test for color fading and acidity as a precautionary measure to safeguard health at different stages of production. The intended use of the textiles determines the stringency of the tests – the more prolonged and direct contact the textile will have with skin, the more demanding the requirements. All components of the product, without exception, must comply with these standards. This process surpasses all other existing standards in safety and environmental protection.
Do you offer organic products?
Our products are not certified organic because the organic label does not ensure that an item is non-toxic. Items made of fibers grown organically – but then processed with toxic chemicals – may still carry the organic certification label. Instead, we adhere to the Oeko-Tex certification, which surpasses all other standards in safety and environmental protection. Learn more on this certification in the above answer “What certifications do your Bedding products have?