Trusted choice

Evolon®: the trusted choice

Transparently certified by OEKO-TEX® - environmental compliance, safety, social responsibility

responsible choices

We all want to make environmentally and socially responsible purchasing and consumption choices.

However, it is sometimes difficult to find your way through the various green assertions and claims of being the best in ecological terms. This is why we turned to OEKO-TEX® for full independent certification of our Evolon® textile production. It covers all bases. Absence of harmful substances, environmental performance and management, social responsibility, management of chemicals, water and waste, Detox to Zero approach... All questions on this were asked, and the answers were validated by the independent OEKO-TEX® audit.
Made in green

A unique label to increase confidence

With the combination of STeP and STANDARD 100 certificates, Evolon® holds the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label. This label proves that Evolon® does not contain harmful substances and is manufactured using sustainable processes under responsible working conditions. With this label, Evolon® contributes to the traceability and transparency of the textile supply chain, and offers consumers the highest level of security and confidence.

Safety and respect for human ecology

Every year for more than 20 years, Evolon® has been tested by the Hohenstein Institute, according to the criteria catalogue and substance monitoring of OEKO-TEX®. This list of requirements is updated annually, not only with regulatory developments but also according to the latest state of the art of scientific knowledge concerning the risks associated with certain substances, whether regulated or not, for example: heavy metals, pesticides, nickel, phthalates etc. Therefore, by relying on the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label, you can be sure that Evolon® does not present any risk to human health when in contact with the skin. While the label has four product categories, from the least strict class IV to the most rigorous class I, Evolon® is certified in class I, which guarantees there are no substances harmful to babies’ skin.
Global Aproach

STeP certification by OEKO-TEX®

The Evolon® manufacturing facility in Colmar has received the STeP (Sustainable Leather & Textile Production) certification awarded by the OEKO-TEX® institute. Unlike many other evaluation systems, it involves a comprehensive consideration of the manufacturing conditions from an ecological and social point of view, according to six main categories of analysis in a highly detailed audit:

  • Chemical management
  • Environmental performance
  • Environmental management
  • Social responsibility
  • Quality management
  • Health and safety in the workplace

With the STeP certification awarded to Freudenberg and Evolon®, you can be sure that you are working with a socially responsible manufacturer, who places great emphasis on the health and safety of its operators and uses environmentally friendly facilities and processes. SteP fully complies with the DETOX TO ZERO criteria by OEKO-TEX®. This specifically concerns chemical management and wastewater quality.

A global approach on the road to excellence

As regards STANDARD 100, Evolon® reaches the highest grade of certification.

According to the STeP rating system, Evolon® has a clear lead over the average textile producer. We have achieved the highest level of certification, Level 3 “exemplary implementation of best practices”.
ST100 scoring
Step scoring

How you will benefit

  • You are choosing transparency and trust, towards your customers and consumers.
  • You can easily prove that you are using a safe, sustainably produced and responsible material.
  • You are choosing one of the best suppliers in terms of sustainability and safety.
  • You can build your sustainability strategy on a solid foundation. Evolon® is one of the building blocks of your own STeP/MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® certification.

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