PrimaLoft, Inc., the world leader in providing comfort solutions with high performance insulations, yarns, and fabrics, has renewed its OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification for its PrimaLoft Insulations, Yarns, and Performance Down Blends. The certification ensures that PrimaLoft’s certified products have been tested and are free from harmful levels of more than 300 potentially dangerous substances such as residual surfactants, carcinogenic dyestuffs, heavy metals, and formaldehyde. PrimaLoft’s OEKO-TEX certified insulations and yarns are used in outdoor, hunting, military, fashion, and work wear apparel including outerwear, fleeces, base layer garments and socks, as well as in a wide variety of bedding products. PrimaLoft has held the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification for approximately 15 years.
“OEKO-TEX certification is another element of the exceptional comfort we build into our PrimaLoft products,” said Mike Joyce, president and chief executive officer of PrimaLoft, Inc. “In addition to physical comfort, our OEKO-TEX certified PrimaLoft products now promise the peace of mind that they are free from concerning chemicals. OEKO-TEX helps us create extraordinary comfort solutions that let people focus on and fully enjoy their activities, day or night, at play or at rest, in any climate and any condition.”
PrimaLoft Insulations, Yarns, and Performance Down Blends are the products of choice for many performance brands in the outdoor, athletic, and bedding markets. The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is consistent worldwide, reflecting the most up to date regulatory requirements for the many countries that make up the global textile supply chain, as well as the latest in textile manufacturing techniques and the most current medical knowledge. OEKO-TEX is aligned with the apparel industry’s Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative. Because of the modular nature of the OEKO-TEX certification program, brands using PrimaLoft Insulations and Yarns can take credit for PrimaLoft’s certification when applying for OEKO-TEX certifications for their own product lines.
In addition to the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, the International OEKO-TEX Association also administers STeP by OEKO-TEX, a comprehensive certification program for brands, retailers, and manufacturers from all sectors of the textile supply chain who want to validate their sustainable production in a transparent, credible, and clear manner that is consistent country to country. The MySTeP database management tool helps textile product manufacturers collaborate with suppliers to attain quality, sustainability, and transparency goals. The new Made in Green label is available for products that are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified and manufactured in STeP certified facilities.
To learn more about OEKO-TEX certification systems and tools for textile manufacturers, brands, and retailers, or to see a listing of OEKO-TEX certified products and facilities, visit www.oeko-tex.com.
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