Since our first launch in 2009, milo' has proudly relied on textiles and yarns with Oeko-Tex certifications.
Certified materials ensure our products has passed the test for global safety standards, GOTS and/or Oeko-Tex 100.
A simple way to explain GOT certification comes down to how the materials of the fabric are grown and manufactured. For materials to be labeled as certified organic GOTS the raw materials must be grown and farmed according to strict guidelines and without petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides and synthetic products.
This is just the first step, however, the next level of certification is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 which has to do with how the raw materials are then processed.
To obtain an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, the textile needs to be free from more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health. The standard takes into account the following:
- All accountable ways harmful substances can enter the body are considered.
- The criteria are reviewed annually.
- Legal regulations, such as banned AZO colorants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, nickel etc
- Other harmful chemicals that are not yet legally regulated
- Requirements of Annexes XVII and XIV of the European Chemicals Regulation REACh as well as the ECHA SVHC Candidate List
- Requirements from the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regarding lead.
We work with fabrics and products that are Organic certified and Botanical dyed and when using industrial dyeing process we relied on Oeko-Tex certifications to guaranteed 100% free from harmful chemicals to our health and environment.