We Are Officially OEKO-TEX 100 Certified—Here's What It Means for You
At Bed Threads, we're committed to continually reducing our environmental footprint. It's one of the reasons we chose to produce our buttery soft threads in 100% French Flax Linen, it being a fabric that needs less water and fewer pesticides to cultivate than others typically used to make manchester.
In addition, both our 100% French Flax Linen and our 100% Mongolian Cashmere have been awarded the Standard 100 certification from internationally-recognised textile testing company OEKO-TEX (aka the Zürich-based International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology).
What is Standard 100 certification?
When a fabric is awarded a Standard 100 certification it means that it has been tested by OEKO-TEX for harmful substances such as formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, nickel and more, and declared safe for human use. The certification is voluntary, meaning companies cannot pay to receive Standard 100 certification, and both the certification and the testing criteria are updated annually.
Because we have been officially certified by OEKO-TEX, you can be confident that every single thread, button and fibre in our 100% French Flax Linen and 100% Mongolian Cashmere has been tested for over 100 harmful chemicals and substances.
OEKO-TEX has a range of worldwide standards with which it assesses fabrics to ensure that they're non-toxic to customers and are constantly updating them with new scientific knowledge that arises and with evolving requirements in the industry. There are more than 14,000 companies who have been certified by OEKO-TEX's Standard 100, forming a network of brands that share our commitment to providing customers with the safest possible products. If you'd like to find other brands that are also certified, you can search for them here.
Our 100% Mongolian Cashmere is also cruelty free, sourced ethically and only during the summer months when cashmere goats naturally shed their coats. We also stock limited quantities of this seasonal product to further limit our environmental impact. As with all of our products, our cashmere is 100% natural and fully biodegradable, and we exclusively use eco-friendly dyestuff across the entire range.
Bed Threads is also proudly 100% carbon neutral, which means that we measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions where possible, doing our bit to protect and conserve the environment. Whenever you shop with us, you can rest assured that our packaging is proudly eco-friendly.
With so much greenwashing out there these days, we are committed to being transparent about our manufacturing practices. We hope you sleep soundly in your Bed Threads tonight and we'll see you again soon.