The range of textiles available on the market is constantly growing. However, customers’ wish for safety is growing alongside it: they want to trust that their textiles are not harmful to health and that their desired features are of a high quality. These issues have a significant effect on their buying decision.
Product labels such as the Hohenstein Quality Label, an OEKO-TEX® Label, the UV STANDARD 801 or the RAL Quality Certification Mark help you, as a manufacturer, brand or retailer, to sell your textiles and textile services. Independent labels and certificates are a reliable and trustworthy form of proof of awarded product features and functions.
The Hohenstein Quality Label is issued for products that have been rigorously tested and meet defined minimum requirements. Our label offers consumers credibilityand high recognition ofquality products and verification of our claims.
ALL QUALITY LABELS & REQUIREMENTS FROM A-Z
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is a globally standardised, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished and finished textile products at all processing levels, and their accessories. For consumers and purchasers, the STANDARD 100 product label is reliable proof that textile products are tested in accordance with strict global standards to protect from harmful substances.
OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN is a traceable product label for all kinds of textiles and leather products that have been manufactured in environmentally friendly facilities under safe and socially responsible working conditions. The MADE IN GREEN label also reassures consumers that the textile or leather product is made of materials that have been tested for harmful substances.
OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD is a product label for leather products at all processing levels, and their accessories. For consumers and purchasers, the LEATHER STANDARD product label is reliable proof that items made of leather are tested in accordance with strict global standards to protect from harmful substances.
The UV STANDARD 801 is one of the most stringent testing and certification systems for clothing and shading textiles in the world. This test procedure determines the UV protection factor (UPF) of a textile that protects human skin from damaging UV rays. The UV protective textiles are tested in their new condition and after a simulation of strains and stresses occurring with use (practice).
The RAL-GZ 992 quality mark certifies that the laundry processes the laundry properly and is gentle on the fibres. The RAL-GZ 992 quality mark currently comprises four different certificates awarded by the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services:
RAL GZ 992/1 Commercial and Domestic Linen - the Classics
RAL GZ 992/2 Healthcare Linen - the Hygiene Certificate
RAL GZ 992/3 Linen from Food Processing Businesses - Proven Hygiene
RAL 992/4 Textiles from Care Home Residents - the Best Way to Prevent Infection
Our experience is not a matter of chance: Hohenstein is a founding member of several associations that offer you practical solutions for implementing your product stewardship. They include the OEKO-TEX® Association and the International Test Association for Applied Protection against UV Radiation.
In addition, our own Hohenstein Quality Label has a high recognition value and is perceived as particularly trustworthy. Consumers see it and are quickly and conveniently reassured of the special quality of your product.