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Sustainable Efforts #2: Oeko-tex certification what is that anyway?

What is Oeko-Tex® Certification?

Oeko-tex standard 100 for Once Again Home Co.

You may have noticed a new lable on items in your home that show it is Oeko-Tex certified. But, what does that mean? We took to the Oeko-Tex website to get the exact definition for you!

Oeko-Tex® Certification Explained By the Source!

If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog.

What is Tested?

In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. Our experts from the OEKO-TEX® institutes do this for you.

Why is Oeko-Tex® Certification Important?

It is important to have a certification process ensures that factories across the globe are all working off the same set of criteria. It helps the consumer have a high level of confidence that the products they are purchasing were made with the goal of human health. Every Factory receives a certification number that will be added to the label many times or will be on file with the retailer. 

Oeko-Tex® Certification at Once Again Home

At Once Again home, wewant an assurance that our factory partners are working on all levels to produce safe and healthy products. We also look for water usage, water waste, energy uses and use of solar moving forward, employee programs like education and health and more. 

Is Oeko-Tex® Certification the Same as "Organic"?

Oeko-Tex is actually better than just being makred as "organic" as it takes into account not just the fiber but the whole production process. Organic products can be Oeko-tex certified as well. 

Once Again Home Only Works with Oeko-tex® Factories

Every company needs to figure out their purpose and product. Ours is based on only carrying products that actually work as well as take on a sustainable effort. While there are millions of ways to be sustainable, our focus is to make sure that the products also work. If you don't have products that absorb, feel soft, help you in some other way - you will not use them and what is the point of being sustainable. To use less resources! 

Once Again Home Co.'s Oeko-tex® Certification

We will continue to develop amazing kitchen towels, cleaning cloths, napkins, beach towels and bath towels. Our motto is transparency so you we will place each of our partner's certification numbers here. If you ever have a question on our products or processes, please email us at

In good health and kindness,

Once Again Home Co.


Partner Oeko-Tex Labels:

Oeko-tex standard 100 for Once Again Home Co.

Originally Posted: May 2021
Updated: June 2023