Renfro Corporation has received authorization to use the Oeko-Tex © mark on its compression hosiery because they were shown to be “skin friendly” after rigorous Oeko-Tex Standard 100© testing at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany. Renfro is able to use the sought-after label “Confidence in Textiles” on its products, assuring consumers that the socks contain no harmful substances.
Renfro’s compression hosiery made of nylon and elastic underwent Oeko-Tex© testing. As a result, Renfro’s compression hosiery were found to be free from harmful levels of more than 300 potentially dangerous substances such as residual pesticides, carcinogenic dyestuffs, heavy metals like lead, and formaldehyde.
Hohenstein Institute was one of the founders of the “International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology (OEKO-TEX®)” and is highly regarded as a premier independent testing institute.
Only items where all components meet the strict requirements – including non-textile parts – can receive the prestigious “Confidence in Textiles” label. In some countries, the Oeko-Tex© criteria far exceed legal requirements, offering consumers maximum safety.
Renfro is proud to receive the Confidence in Textiles designation from the Hohenstein Institute. It is another example of the on-going efforts to bring the highest quality products to consumers worldwide.