American & Efird (A&E), manufacturer of sewing threads and industrial yarns, trusts Oeko-Tex to provide the product safety certification that meets its own stringent requirements as well as those of its customers around the world.

“With our large, global manufacturing network, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification ensures that our products consistently meet the high quality and product safety standards we expect no matter where they are made”, says John Eapen, A&E’s Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety. “Many of our worldwide customers require Oeko-Tex certification and all of them appreciate it.”

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification ensures that products are tested to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances that are believed to be dangerous to human health. In addition, Oeko-Tex tests for color fastness and pH levels.

The Oeko-Tex Restricted Substances List is constantly reviewed to confirm that it reflects the strictest global regulatory requirements, the most current textile chemistry and manufacturing processes, and the latest medical knowledge.