24 Jul OEKO-TEX ASSOCIATION® certifies that our linens are free of chemicals and substances that are harmful to health
Once again this year, our linens obtain the renewal of the international certificate Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which states that they are free of chemicals and substances that are harmful to health. To do so, it requires some analysis and precision conditions that go beyond those set by the national law of each country.
For the 19th year in a row, the results of the inspection made by this organization show that our products comply with the strictest human ecological requirements, which are currently set by the certificate Oeko-Tex 100. It is an independent testing and certification system for raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of the production process.
Oeko- Tex Standard 100 is a world-leader in ecological certification for textile products and it is renewed annually. One of the requirements to obtain it is that all of the components of a product have to meet, with no exception, the required quality criteria.
The tests comprise: absence of forbidden substances, absence of chemicals known harmful to health and compliance with parameters for safeguarding health.
The more intensive the skin contact of a textile product, the stricter the testing conditions, since they are always based on the actual use of the textile.
This certificate is issued independently, based on continuous and strict analyses of the textiles, by the Textile Technological Institute (AITEX) in Spain, which, as a member of the Oekotex Association®, has the power to issue this certificate.
On the other hand, the STeP certificate (Sustainable Textile Production), which we obtained recently, is issued every three years. To get it, among many other requirements, it is necessary to have the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, since the health and safety area is one of the factors considered for the STeP certificate: management of chemicals; environmental protection; environmental management; health and safety; social responsibility; and quality.
In this regard, we became the first company in the hospitality sector, and one of the few among the other sectors, to obtain the STeP certificate, which is also issued by the OEKO-TEX ASSOCIATION®, thereby ensuring comparability at the international level through standardized criteria that are continuously analyzed, assessed and updated.
Our general manager, Félix Martí, points out that obtaining both certificates “is a tremendous satisfaction, because it emphasises the quality and the trustworthiness of our products. As a result of our commitment to innovation, we are getting more and more demanding, with a sustainable, transparent and clear production, allowing Resuinsa to improve continuously in terms of environmental protections, quality, CSR, health and safety”.