Repost from @hunterandboo because we agree how important it is to know what we put on our kids and how responsible our labels are! We are so proud to have the full range of Hunter + Boo in store! 🌏 🌿
It's the last day of our #ConsciousCelebrations series! As an ethical and transparent business we believe it is important to give you guys the facts about how our garments are produced and why we feel it is important to have the certifications that we do💚. It's something we are passionate about so if you have any questions we are more than happy to chat 🤗! We'd love to hear your comments about this series.
So for Day Three we are talking about our OekoTex 100 certified dyes. We believe it is important not to allow nasty chemicals to pollute either the environment, the lives of those manufacturing them, or the skin of our customers. All our textiles are dyed to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
Textile products bearing the Oeko-Tex 100 certification mark:
- Do not contain allergenic dye-stuffs and dye stuffs that form carcinogenics.
- Have been tested for pesticides and chlorinated phenoles.
- Have been tested for the release of heavy metals under artificial perspiration conditions.
- Formaldehyde is banned; other aldehyde limits are significantly lower than the required legal limits.
- Have a skin friendly pH.
- Are free from chloro-organic carriers.
- Are free from biologically active finishes.
The certification process includes thorough testing for a lengthy list of chemicals, including lead, antimony, arsenic, phthalates, pesticides, and chlorinated phenols. Specifically banned are: AZO dyes, Carcinogenic and allergy-inducing dyes, Pesticides, Chlorinated phenols, Chloro-organic benzenes and toluenes, Extractable heavy metals, Phthalates in baby articles, Organotin compounds(TBT and DBT), Emissions of volatile components.
Read more on this at https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/business/certifications_and_services/ots_100/ots_100_start.xhtml
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