In order to meet increasing consumer demand for organic products, manufacturers are increasingly manipulating the term “organic” on the labels of their textiles. Materials that are organically grown but have been processed using toxic chemicals may still carry an organic label. "Wrinkle-free" or "non-iron" products should also be avoided because manufacturers pretreat these goods with formaldehyde resin, a toxic chemical. So what should you watch out for?
WHAT DOES OEKO-TEX STAND FOR?
The aim of the Oeko-Tex safety standards is to ensure that textiles do not pose any health risks to people or animals sleeping in the laundry or coming into contact with the fabrics. Oeko-Tex consists of a worldwide association of laboratories and acts as a certification system for textile manufacturers. Oeko-Tex check textiles for toxic and harmful substances that are either banned or regulated by legislation.
Furthermore, the washing out of colors and the degree of acidity are tested in order to prevent harmful components in the production processes. Oeko-Tex certified fabrics must have a skin-friendly pH value. If you remember your chemistry class at school, you know that pH measures the acidity and baseness of a substance. The skin's natural pH is slightly acidic and when the skin's natural protective shield is damaged and the skin no longer has any defense mechanisms, it is more susceptible to bacteria, moisture loss and irritation. Oeko-Tex certified textiles will not irritate or damage your skin and feel extremely comfortable against the skin.
All components of the products must meet these standards without exception, including the sewing thread, the lining, or the buttons. This Oeko-Tex standard exceeds all other safety regulations and environmental regulations.
But it's not just about the health of the customers, it's also about that of the manufacturers. All our textiles (duvet covers, sheets and pillowcases) are made in a family business in northern Portugal. We have a responsibility to our team and by choosing Oeko-Tex products we can ensure that all the great people involved in making Marso Living bedding also have safe working conditions.
SUPPORT A HEALTHY PLANET WITH US
By choosing Marso Living bedding, you support a healthier planet and don't have to worry about yourself or your loved ones breathing in harmful substances at night. A very comforting thought!