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Bearing Gifts
Glenisla Cottage
A889
Dalwhinnie
Inverness-shire
United Kingdom
PH19 1AB

VAT No. GB797 1799 52

Bearing Gifts are the Official
UK Distrbutors for
Westfalenstoffe AG

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07713089922



Oeko-Tex Certificate of Quality

 

 

 



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Most of our cotton fabrics (prints, woven, jersey, velour...) are certified with the Öeko-Tex-Standard 100 label.


The certificate of Quality for the production of each fabric states :

  1. It is ÖEKO-TEX 100 Standard Certified - (see Footnote)
  2. No Azoic dyes have been used during processing - (see Footnote)
  3. No Formaldehyde has been used during processing - (see Footnote)
  4. No Optical brighteners have been used during processing – (see Footnote)
  5. No Chlorine bleaches have been used during processing – (see Footnote)
  6. The cloth is free from Heavy Metals – (see Footnote)
  7. The cloth has a sympathetic pH value for contact with the skin – (see Footnote)
  8. The cloth is perspiration absorbent – (see Footnote)
  9. The finish is abrasion resistant.

Footnotes: -
  1. The Öeko-Tex mark guarantees that the product does not contain substances that are harmful or dangerous to human health in amounts that exceed the limits allowed by the Öeko-Tex Standards.
  2. These dyes contain the AZO group and formic acid, caustic soda, metallic compounds and sodium nitrate; especially for application to cotton.
  3. Textile industry uses formaldehyde based resins as finishers to make fabrics crease resistant.
  4. Optical brighteners, are dyes which absorb light and are added to enhance the appearance of the colour of fabric causing a ‘whitening’ effect which looks less yellow by increasing the overall amount of blue light reflected, can cause allergic reactions when in contact with the skin.
  5. Chlorine bleaches are toxic and can lead to the formation of dioxins which are carcinogenic.
  6. Heavy metals are recognised as carcinogenic.
  7. The ideal pH value of skin is 5.5 which is slightly acidic and is part of the body’s defences against bacterial infection.
  8. As the body perspires and the sweat is absorbed into the fabric, due to the sympathetic pH of our fabric, the chance of an allergic reaction or irritation to the skin is greatly reduced.



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