Environment & OEKO-TEX® certification

We guarantee our standards with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate. The MOCCO products are produced using organic cotton GOTS yarns.

MOCCO works as one of the first and only with production under STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification, class I, which means suitable for babies. This is important for a product that you use on the skin. We guarantee that all our MOCCO products are produced with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate. This applies to the entire process. We make our hammam towels, blankets and bathrobes from pure 100% premium Turkish cotton and we want to minimize the harmful effects on the environment. Our production is fully controlled and no use has been made of chemicals or harmful substances. The starting point is the health and welfare of the consumer. It is important that employees can work pleasantly and healthily.

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent testing and certification system for textile products at all stages of processing. ECO-TEXTILE of high Quality.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
Oeko-tex (Ökotex) is an originally German organization that pursues a strict policy against harmful substances in textiles. Oeko (Öko) stands for Eco, and Tex refers to textiles. Ecotextile! Oeko-tex was founded in 1992, because at that time there was a lot of news about harmful chemicals in textiles and clothing.

To do something about this, and to prove that clothing can also be made without harmful substances, the Oeko-tex100 standard is made. The requirements in this standard are very strict, and are also strictly controlled.

The Ökotex Standard 100 label is not an environmental label, but a quality mark that provides guarantees in the area of ​​health. Because of this approach, Ökotex does make demands in terms of environmentally harmful substances, such as heavy metals, harmful dyes and plant protection products. Ökotex standard 100 includes clothing, toys and bedding that has been tested for substances that are (potentially) harmful to health. This mainly concerns allergic reactions. The requirements for baby textiles are the strictest. (category I)

Owner of the seal of approval is the International Öko-Tex Association. This consists of 14 research and test institutes in the field of textiles in Europe and Japan.

Rules
The Oeko-tex rules focus on the different 'stages' of textiles. Together they call the 'textile ecology' and distinguish between the 'production ecology', the 'human ecology', the 'performance ecology' and finally the 'disposal ecology'.

At the beginning
So they start at the beginning: producing textiles. Oeko-tex goes further than most quality marks, because they pay attention not only to chemicals and how to handle water wisely, but also the amount of noise and dustiness in a factory.

For people
In 'human ecology' it concerns the influence of the chemicals and other substances used in clothing, on the health and well-being of the consumer, and carriers of those clothes. The Oekotex-100 standard applies to these two stages of textile. We therefore look at the harmfulness of textiles for workers and consumers, and we also ensure that workers can work pleasantly and healthily.
 

Experience
The good thing about Oeko-tex is that they already have a lot of experience; they have been active for almost 20 years. They also carry out a lot of checks at the companies that use the Oeko-tex label. With the test and certification system of the Öko-tex Standard 100, the high quality requirements of the textile user are respected, but at the same time the complex production conditions, the worldwide organization, the highly developed international processing and the different insights on the processing of possible hazardous substances in good jobs.

For the Consumer:
The quality is good and with this certificate and the checks the consumer knows for sure that the textiles, fabrics and clothing are really healthy.

The articles bearing an Oeko-tex label are tested annually for the presence of hazardous substances such as heavy metals and pesticides. (examples are lead, cadmium, benzene and arsenic,).

The articles offered by MOCCO meet the class 1 certification standards, which means that they are safe for babies, the most vulnerable group of end users,

It is difficult for small brands or start-ups to start with Oeko-tex. It takes a lot of time and money to have all the steps in production meet the requirements that are set. But not impossible!