Most conscious consumers are aware of the toxic footprint fast fashion leaves on our planet, but many may not realize the harmful effects of the chemicals used in fabric production. These chemicals have been known to cause an array of unhealthy side effects ranging anywhere from contact dermatitis, nausea, headaches, vomiting, chest pains, and even cancer. Though rather alarming, fashion doesn’t have to be this way. When you buy a Joséfa David design you are investing not only in the future of our planet but your physical health as well.
Our cotton waffle fabric is certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Oeko-Tex certified ensures that the fabric is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use. OEKO-TEX® is the global standard in testing textiles for toxic substances.
The laboratory tests of OEKO-TEX ® include around 100 test parameters and take into consideration how much contact the fabric will have on the skin depending on the use of the clothing item. These tests include regulations regarding prohibited azo dyes, formaldehyde, and nickel. Chemicals that are considered harmful to health are also tested if they have not yet been legally regulated.