OEKO-TEX® is the answer!
Our dogs are often seen as family members, and their health, safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.
For this reason, it’s essential that manufacturers of dog harnesses use high quality and skin-friendly materials that are guaranteed to be safe for human use! I mean why would we put an accessory on our pooch that wasn’t safe for us to use ourselves!
All materials imported into the EU require Reach certification which states that they do not contain any harmful or prohibited ingredients. So it is super important that the straps and linings used on dog harnesses have this certification, to avoid the risk of any potentially damaging components being absorbed into our beloved pooch via contact with the skin. But who can give this certification? That’s where OEKO-TEX® comes in!
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a globally standardized, independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products of all processing stages and accessory materials used.
The strict tests for harmful substances and measures of this standard include:
- The regulations regarding prohibited azo dyes, formaldehyde, nickel etc.
- Chemicals harmful to health even if they are yet to be legally regulated.
- Approximately 100 test parameters and take into account the intended use of the textiles ie. the more intensive the skin contact of a textile product, the stricter the limit values.
And what does all of this mean? The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification offers reassurance that the materials used in the manufacturing of the Julius-K9® dog harnesses are completely safe for you and your hounds. And that’s a big thumbs up in our book!