OEKO-TEX Eco Passport

OEKO-TEX Eco Passport is a certification that ensures textile products are free from harmful substances and safe for human use.

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OEKO-TEX Eco Passport






The OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT certification is designed for chemicals, colorants, and auxiliaries in the textile and leather industry. It ensures that each ingredient in a chemical product is not harmful to human health and complies with legal requirements. However, the certification is only issued to the manufacturer of the product, limiting its scope in the supply chain.

Key Features

  • Validates that each substance in a chemical product is safe for human health.

  • Analytical laboratory tests are conducted to ensure the chemicals can be used in the sustainable production of textiles and leather.

  • The certification is updated annually to include new scientific findings or legal requirements, ensuring it remains up-to-date and relevant.


The certification involves a multistep process, including an analytical laboratory test. An optional on-site visit can be selected by the applicant to evaluate working conditions, environmental management, and safety.

Duration and Renewal

The certificate is valid for 12 months. The certification process must be repeated annually to ensure continued compliance with updated standards.

Impact and Significance

The certification provides assurance to both companies and consumers that the chemicals used in textiles and leather are safe for human health. It supports the sustainable production of textiles and leather by ensuring that certified chemicals meet current legal and safety standards.