OEKO-TEX® What is it & why should you care?

We want you to love your bedding, and we believe loving your bedding includes feeling good about how it was manufactured.

Manufacturers in the textile market are always developing new production processes to mitigate expenses while delivering greater value to customers. However, unless the proper precautions are followed, these production systems can lead to a veritable tide of safety issues that negatively impact our communities and planet. Fortunately, there are international entities that test and certify textile products to ensure customers understand which companies are bringing the best product to market.

Bokser Home is passionate about connecting you with all of the information and resources you need to understand and find the best products in the ever-changing world of home textiles.

A Rundown on OEKO-TEX® Textile Testing Systems

OEKO-TEX® is a coalition of 18 independent textile test and research institutes with offices spanning the world. The association utilizes a wide range of testing types and certifications for textile products to guarantee that prospective customers understand all aspects of what they’re about to purchase. To give you a better understanding of what OEKO-TEX® testing encompasses, here’s a rundown of the main testing and certification systems it uses to evaluate textile products:

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a certification system that tests textile products to prove they are safe from harmful levels of toxic substances from exposure during product manufacturing. Testing is important because the safety of textiles cannot be determined from visual inspection alone. Products that carry the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label gives consumers confidence about product safety.


The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is “a comprehensive, third-party testing and certification system for textile products at all stages of production.” The purpose of this tool is to provide a consistent, objective method to rate textile products on safety. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is so forward-thinking that it accounts for harmful chemicals that aren’t legally regulated yet, meaning that its testing criteria go far beyond current legal regulations. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® tests for environmentally relevant substance classes and all other factors related to consumer safety. Put simply, textiles that are certified by the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® are using regulated materials that won’t harm you, your partner or your pets in any way.

Find High-Quality, Responsibly Sourced Bed Sheets at Bokser Home

As an advocate of responsible textile production, Bokser Home is proud of our STANDARD 100 by OEKO – TEX® certification.  If you’re looking for top-quality sheets that are produced safely, be sure to check out our online shop.

Last but not least, don’t hesitate to call or message us if you’re interested in learning more about OEKO-TEX® and textile certification in general. We’d love to help.