Product Standards

All Fresh Kid Wear products are qualified to either The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100

Oeko-Tex Certified ProductOEKO-TEX® Standard 100

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent test and certification system for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances – from threads and fabrics to the ready-to-use items that you can buy in shops. The requirement for certification of textile products according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all components of an item have to comply with the required criteria without exception – that means in addition to the outer material also sewing threads, linings, prints etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.

Testing for harmful substances includes:

  • Illegal substances 
  • Legally regulated substances
  • Known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals
  • As well as parameters for health care

Learn more about OEKO-TEX® Standard

Organic Cotton GOTS

GOTS Certified Organic Cotton ProductThe Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The Standard ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.

Some of the GOTS  Environmental Criteria:

  • At all stages through the processing organic fiber products must be separated from conventional fiber products and must to be clearly identified
  • All chemical inputs (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) must be evaluated and meeting basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability
  • Prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their enzymes 
  • The use of synthetic sizing agents is restricted; knitting and weaving oils must not contain heavy metals 
  • Bleaches must be based on oxygen (no chlorine bleaching) 
  • Azo dyes that release carcinogenic amine compounds are prohibited
  • Discharge printing methods using aromatic solvents and plastisol printing methods using phthalates and PVC are prohibited

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“FairtradeFairtrade International

When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards. The Fairtrade Standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional trade.
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