The Oeko-Tex certificate: what does it mean?

AeroSleep cares about the safety of your child. That is why we have our products scientifically tested in different ways and by several organisations. One of our labels is the OEKO-TEX certificate, but what does it mean exactly?

OEKO-TEX originated in 1992. Over the years, it has developed into an international safety standard for textiles. AeroSleep’s label ‘OEKO-TEX® Standard 100’ is used as a quality mark for textile products that have successfully passed a series of laboratory tests by independent accredited test facilities that prove they pose no health risk.

Products are only awarded this label if all the product elements are free from harmful substances. This includes the fabric, the lining, the sewing thread, the embroidery thread and metal or plastic accessories, such as zips and buttons.

There are four strict test categories (based on age and how close the substance is to the skin):

  • Product class I: items for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age
  • Product class II: items used close to the skin (bed linen, socks, T-shirts, …)
  • Product class III: items not worn directly on the skin (coats, …)
  • Product class IV: furnishing materials for decorative purposes (table cloths, curtains, …)

The OEKO-TEX® tests consist of more than 100 different parameters and go far beyond the legal requirements. Some examples of test parameters for children's items such as AeroSleep products are:

  • Carcinogenic dyes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Plasticizers
  • Heavy metals
  • Allergenic disperse dyes
  • Pesticides
  • Organotin compounds
  • Skin-friendly pH value
  • Good colour fastness

AeroSleep is proud that it has obtained this certificate, because it guarantees that we offer you and your child the best quality.

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