Oeko-Tex - What is it?
Raindrops prides itself on being one of very few UK children’s rainwear providers to offer Oeko-Tex certified rainwear. So what does this actually mean?
In a nutshell, our Swedish rainwear supplier Abeko has chosen to put their rainwear through an ecological test to check the fabric is free from harmful products. The test covers all aspects of the garment including the zips, seams, poppers etc. The test will ensure that the fabric used to produce the raincoat your child is wearing has no legally banned substances and no known chemicals harmful to the health (but not yet legally controlled). This test is carried out annually.
You will find cheaper rainwear on the market, but we believe that it’s a very good thing us all, as parents, to be conscious of what we are buying for our children and to be in an informed position to weigh up the pros and cons of buying cheaper products.
For more information https://www.oeko-tex.com/media/downloads/Factsheet_OETS_100_EN.pdf