Official Representative: TESTEX Swiss Textile Testing Ltd., TESTEX Philippines Representative Office
TESTEX is an independent Swiss testing and certification organization operating worldwide with the focus on textile testing. In addition to its headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland), TESTEX has twelve other branch offices, including the Philippines since 2014. TESTEX has been testing, analyzing and certifying with the focus on the textile sector since 1846. The long-established company has become highly regarded, initially in Europe and subsequently also worldwide, for its high-quality services, its independence and its innovative energy.
TESTEX is one of the OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE of the OEKO-TEX Association. OEKO-TEX® is an International Association for research & testing in the field of Textile and Leather Ecology. It is a union of 18 independent textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan and their worldwide official representative offices.
The core competencies provides important impulses for innovations within the textile and clothing industry, through close cooperation with the manufacturers, their accredited test systems also makes a substantial contribution to the development of high-quality textile and garments products.
The member institutes (TESTEX as one of the lead) are responsible for the joint development of test methods and limit values which form the basis of the product labels according to: Standard-100 certificate, Leather Standard-100 certificate, Made In Green label, and the production site certifications according to STeP– Sustainable Textile Production, and the Eco-Passport certificate, all by OEKO-TEX®.
Our Mission is to empower the consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions in purchasing textiles.
OEKO-TEX® certifications is a set of tests from one stage to another, if a textile is SAFE to the human being and environment OR NOT.
The concept of OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances is based on a modular system. Having it possible at every stage in the textile production of fibers, yarns, textiles, dyeing and so forth.
Certificates by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide, consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw materials, semi-finished and finished textile products at all processing stages, as well as the material accessories & trims used.
Each successful tests allows for the labeling of respective textiles/leathers or materials with the mark after certificate was issued.
Labels also applies to our textiles and garments. To help increase the awareness of our consumers about the textile & garments they are buying, CHECK the LABELS if they are EVEN SAFE.
Look for the label “Confidence in Textile”, the Key to Confidence by OEKO-TEX®
IF IT IS THERE, IT IS SAFE!