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Quality and Certifications

In the last 50 years, the range of products by Hans Höffele Industriewatte GmbH has evolved considerably from a one-product orientation to a full range assortment. However, one ideal remains the same in our family business: The awareness for maximum quality.

The majority of our products are certified according to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®, Product class 1 (suitable for baby articles) and our organic natural materials are certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Furthermore, our polyester and sheep wool nonwovens fulfil the requirements of the British fire standard Fire technology service BS5852 Part 2, which guarantees the highest level of safety in the textile sector.

Quality and quality optimisation are the highest principles for Hans Höffele Industriewatte GmbH. We highly value independent quality controls from accredited laboratories to confirm the high-quality standards of our products. Only this way, nonwovens can evolve, which satisfy even the highest demands: simply soft and perfect in form.

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Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®

Hans Höffele Industriewatte GmbH is certified according to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®, Product class 1 (suitable for baby articles) since 1996.

Confidence in textile – this is the motto of the independent tests for harmful substances according to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® to guarantee health-safe textile products.

The OEKO-TEX® label indicates to end consumers the additional benefits of tested safety for skin-friendly clothing and other textile products. The test label is thus an important decision-making aid when buying textiles.

More information on www.oeko-tex.com.


Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) stands for ecology and social responsibility – just like Hans Höffele Industriewatte GmbH. We are certified according to GOTS since 2013. This is a worldwide standard for the processing of textiles made of organic natural fibers.

The aim is to ensure a sustainable manufacturing of textile products. In addition to social criteria, environmental requirements have to be met along the entire textile production chain.

Company audits and certification of processing plants, manufacturers and traders are performed by independent, accredited institutes on the basis of the GOTS monitoring system.

Only textile products with at least 70 % organically produced natural fibers can get the GOTS certification. All the processing plants have to meet the minimum social criteria.

You can read more about GOTS on www.global-standard.org.


French Wool Association

Our French sheep wool is marked by the label „Laine de France“, which guarantees the french origin and the european processing of the wool. The label is controlled by farmers, traders and processing companied at the French Wool Association.

Due to its bulkiness, French Wool is used for bedding, carpets, garments and insulation products. The bulkiness is an advantage of the mix of different sheep races as well as the weather and geographical position. This French wool is also called „Plein Air“ which means „Outdoor“ because the sheep live outside all year round.

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