OEKO-TEX® Sees a 21% Surge in Certifications and Labels

Editorial TeamEditorial Team
September 4th, 2023

OEKO achieved substantial growth by issuing over 43,000 certificates and labels in its latest fiscal year, with the "Made in Green" label experiencing exceptional 52% growth.


In its latest fiscal year from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, OEKO-TEX® , the esteemed sustainability standards certification organization, has achieved remarkable growth by issuing over 43,000 certificates and labels. This impressive figure signifies a substantial 21 percent upswing compared to the previous fiscal year.

One standout performer among OEKO-TEX®'s array of certifications and labels is the "Made in Green" product label, boasting an exceptional growth rate of 52 percent. Additionally, OEKO-TEX® introduced two novel certificates during this fiscal year, both designed to foster cooperation across various stakeholders within the global supply chain:


  1. OEKO-TEX® Responsible Business Certification: This certification extends support to textile and leather companies in their mission to mitigate adverse impacts stemming from internal business operations, supply chains, and broader business relationships. Notably, it offers a valuable tool enabling businesses to address due diligence requirements, thus aligning with increasing global expectations for responsible corporate practices.

  2. OEKO-TEX® Organic Cotton Program: This initiative empowers brands to collaborate with a global network of certified companies, overseeing every step from cultivation to the finished product. It streamlines the sourcing of chemicals, materials, and business partners in a sustainable manner.



Fostering Sustainable Partnerships and Milestones

Over the past year, OEKO-TEX® has actively fostered partnerships with multi-stakeholder initiatives, emphasizing inclusivity of diverse perspectives. One notable partnership emerged with the ZDHC Foundation in the Netherlands, aimed at promoting sustainable chemical management. Furthermore, OEKO-TEX® has solidified its commitment to sustainability and ethical practices by becoming a part of the ISEAL community, a network overseen by the London-based ISEAL organization.

During this recent fiscal year, OEKO-TEX® implemented a comprehensive ban on the use of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in textiles, leather, and shoes certified under the Standard 100, Leather Standard, and Eco Passport labels.

An additional milestone was reached as OEKO-TEX® surpassed 1,000 STeP-certified production facilities. This achievement lays a robust foundation for the organization's sustained growth in the years to come, reaffirming its commitment to advancing sustainability across the textile industry.