Oeko-Tex Standard 100 bedding

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When you're buying bedding, make sure it comes with the top industry standards. After all, you do spend a third of your life in bed! Oeko-Tex 100, which verifies that the product has been tested against harmful toxins and chemicals, is one of the standards to look out for.

Find out all you need to know about Oeko-Tex 100 in our guide:

  1. What is Oeko-Tex 100?
  2. What is the Oeko-Tex 100 criteria?
  3. Oeko-Tex duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels 
  4. Oeko-Tex scooms bedding and towels
  5. What is the difference between Oeko-Tex and organic certifications?
  6. Frequently asked questions about Oeko-Tex 

  

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What is OEKO-TEX 100?

The Standard 100 by Oeko-tex® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for the screening of harmful substances in textile products at all processing levels, as well as any accessory materials used. It’s recognised as the global leader in eco-labelling. Since it started in 1992, Oeko-Tex has issued over 36,000 certificates to more than 5,000 manufacturers and over one million products. 

We recommend that you always buy Oeko-Tex certified bedding to ensure that it is free from harmful chemicals.

 

OEKO-TEX 100 criteria

This is what Oeko-Tex state about their stringent test criteria:

Since its introduction in 1992, the central focus of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has been the development of test criteria, limit values and test methods on a scientific basis. With its decades of experience, the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® therefore contributes to high and effective product safety from a consumer’s point of view. Test criteria and limit values in many cases go far beyond applicable national and international standards. Extensive product checks and regular company on-site visits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals. With this concept, the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has taken on a pioneering role for many years.

 

OEKO-TEX duvets, pillows, bed sheets and towels

It’s important to most of us that the products we use on a daily basis don’t affect either our health or the environment. Bedding like duvetspillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases and towels are often a long-term investment and we would all ideally want them to be free from harmful chemicals.

So, make sure that the duvets, Egyptian cotton bedding, linen beddingpillows and towels you are buying adheres to strict standards like the Oeko-Tex 100. They test bedding and bed linen to product class II for textile products used close to the skin. This includes verification of the following specific requirements:

  • Exclusion of allergenic disperse dyestuffs.
  • The strict regulation of formaldehyde.
  • Verification of good colour fastnesses (particularly resistance to sweat and rubbing).
  • Skin-friendly pH-value.

OEKO-TEX scooms bedding and towels

 

Oeko-Tex 100 is the standard verifying that the scooms duvets, pillowsEgyptian cotton and linen bedding and towels have undergone extensive testing for harmful toxins and chemicals. We are licensed to use the registered Standard 100 by Oeko-tex® on all scooms duvetsbeddingpillows and Egyptian cotton towels.

 

What is the difference between OEKO-TEX and organic certifications?

Organic certifications relate to how the raw materials used to make your bedding is grown such as organic cotton. Oeko-Tex refers to how the fabric is processed, including the dyes and finishes used in the manufacture.

     

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    Top OEKO-TEX bedding faqs:

    How do I know that I am buying Oeko-Tex certified bedding?

    Check the product label and the manufacturer's product description for the Oeko-Tex logo and certification.

    What are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 sheets?

    These are sheets that meet the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard and have been tested and found to be free from harmful substances, with a good colour fastness and skin-friendly pH-value. They are sometimes referred to as Oeko-Tex sheets.

    What is an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 pillow and an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 duvet?

    These are pillows and duvets that meet the Oeko-Tex standard for bedding. They can be called Oeko-Tex pillows and Oeko-Tex duvets.


     

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    Author: Emily AttwoodPublished: 25 January 2024Last modified: 11 April 2024





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    DUVET SIZE GUIDE

    These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

    UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
    Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm (36 x 75")
    Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm (53 x 75")
    King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm (60 x 78")
    Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm (72 x 78")

    US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

    EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

    Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.

     

    DUVET TOG RATING GUIDE

    Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

     Tog rating Season / heat Feel
    2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
    4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
    9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
    All season 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
    All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
    All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth

     

    DUVET FILL WEIGHT GUIDE

    Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For example view our 9 tog king size goose down duvet for more duvet details.

    Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
    Single All seasons - 788gsm
    9 tog - 486gsm 
    4.5 tog - 302gsm 
    2.5 tog - 220gsm
    Double All seasons - 1168gsm
    9 tog - 720gsm
    4.5 tog - 448gsm
    2.5 tog - 320gsm
    King All seasons - 1478gsm
    9 tog - 911gsm
    4.5 tog - 567gsm
    2.5 tog - 400gsm
    Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
    9 tog - 1030gsm
    4.5 tog - 641gsm
    2.5 tog - 480gsm

     

    PILLOW SIZE GUIDE

    Our pillows come in two sizes and two firmness options. (Width x length.)

    Standard  50 x 75cm
    King 50 x 90cm

     

    BED LINEN SIZE GUIDE

    Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

    Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
    Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
    Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
    King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
    Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm

     

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    Our mattress protectors are deep fit, up to 40cm mattress depth. Choose the same size protector as your mattress size. (Width x length.)

    Mattress protector size Mattress size
    Single 90 x 190cm 90 x 190cm
    Double 135 x 190cm 135 x 190cm
    King 150 x 200cm 150 x 200cm
    Super king 180 x 200cm 180 x 200cm 

     

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