24 Jul Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certifies that our linens are free from harmful levels of chemical substances
Once again this year, our linens obtain the renewal of the international certificate Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®, a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.
The central focus of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has been the development of test criteria, limit values and test methods on a scientific basis.
With its decades of experience, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 therefore contributes to high and effective product safety from a consumer’s point of view. Test criteria and limit values in many cases go far beyond applicable national and international standards. Extensive product checks and regular company audits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals. With this concept, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 has taken on a pioneering role for many years.
The OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances are fundamentally based on the respective purpose of the textiles and materials. The more intensive the skin contact of a product and the more sensitive the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements that need to be complied with.
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”.