How can we make sure a rug is free of chemicals of concern?

Textiles impact our health and the health of our planet.

Most fabric contains toxic chemicals that are residual and have been shown to cause illness in adults, and developmental problems in children.

All our fabrics have been produced (both fiber and cloth) with careful attention to environmental sustainability factors all through the supply chain.

None of our fabrics have harmful chemical residues that can trigger or aggravate health problems, whose production has been safe for the earth, from a company that defines transparency.

Third party certifications give us measurable standards by which we can compare products, and are a very useful tool.

 

Certified Safe by

OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED SAFE - 12.HTR.11597

What does it mean for a fabric to be Oeko-Tex certified?

The goal of Oeko-Tex fabric safety standard is to ensure that fabrics pose no risk to human health.

The Oeko-Tex Standard, in use since 1992, prohibits the same long list of chemicals that GOTS prohibits; but Oeko-Tex addresses nothing else about the production steps. For example, wastewater treatment is not required, nor are workers rights addressed.   It is NOT an organic certification and products bearing this mark are not necessarily made from organically grown fibers – or from natural fibers at all. Plastic yarn (polyester, nylon, acrylic) is permitted. Oeko-Tex is only concerned with the safety of the final product.

The Oeko-Tex 100 certification does emphasize thorough testing for a lengthy list of chemicals which are known or suspected to harm health, including lead, antimony, arsenic, phthalates, pesticides, and chlorinated phenols. The official table of limits for tested chemicals may be found on the Oeko-Tex website (LINK).  Specifically banned are:

  • All flame retardants
  • Carcinogenic and allergy-inducing dyes
  • Pesticides
  • Chlorinated phenols
  • Chloro-organic benzenes and toluenes
  • Heavy metals
  • Organotin compounds (TBT and DBT)
  • Formaldehyde

Oeko-Tex certified fabrics are required to have a skin friendly pH. If you remember your high school chemistry, pH is the indication of the level of acidity or base (salt). Skin's natural pH is a tad acidic, and when it's eroded your defenses are down, leaving you vulnerable to bacteria, moisture loss, and irritation. Oeko-Tex certified fabrics will not create these stresses. And the fabrics will feel lovely against your skin. 

for the validity of our cerfificate and further infomation please visit:

www.oeko-tex.com

Oeko-tex Lable number: 12.HTR.11597

General Cleaning Instructions

1. Regular cleaning is essential for carpets. You should brush your carpets preferably brush vacuuming on daily or weekly depending on the density of traffic on the surface of carpet.

2. The carpet should be kept away from such as detergents, hard surface cleaners, bleach etc... Such similar substances should never be used for cleaning. These substances can damage the carpet. Carpet shampoo is enough for cleaning.

3. Carpets should be cleaned with soft wet rags.

4. Carpets should be washed by hand but not be washed in the machines. You should use a quality carpet shampoo while washing.

While using shampoo, you should only use the foam in accordance with instruction manual. Maximum water temperature should be 30 degrees Celsius / 86 degrees fahrenheit.

5. The carpet should be dried as soon as possible after cleaning. The drying process should never be under the sun.

Specifications
Collection Vintage Crown
Style Vintage / Overdyed
Material 37% Cotton, 10% Viscose 53% Polyester
Pile Height 1⁄8" (approx.)
Rug Pad Recommended
Area Rug Care Blot spills with a paper towel or colorless cloth, Machine Washable
Made In  Turkey