At the start of the year, OEKO-TEX® updated their existing guidelines as well as the valid test criteria and limit values for their certifications and services – in line with consistent consumer protection and the sustainability of textiles and leather products.
Following a transition period, all new regulations will come into effect on April 1st, 2024.
Below you can find detailed information about the new regulations for every OEKO-TEX® product/service.
Total fluorine (TF) instead of the previously used limit value for extractable organic fluorine (EOF)
100 mg/kg (for all OEKO-TEX® product classes)
- Applies to:
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, ECO PASSPORT, LEATHER STANDARD and ORGANIC COTTON
The widespread use of PFAS in the textile and leather industry makes it important to act fast, especially considering the threat those chemicals pose to human health and the environment. Moreover, this allows OEKO-TEX® certificates to stay compliant with the US regulations on PFAS, which require TF.