by Beatriz Domenech


30th March 2021


As usual, at the beginning of the year, the OEKO-TEX® Association updated the applicable test criteria, limit values and requirements for its range of certifications and labels. The following new standards for ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® come into force on 1 April 2021 after a three-month transition period:

New additions to the catalogue of limit values

Strengthened threshold values – TeBT: The threshold for TeBT is lowered from 5 mg/kg to 1 mg/kg.

New under observation

– Diisocyanates: to be placed “under observation”.

Virtual on-site visits. Due to COVID 19 travel restrictions, personal on-site visits are almost impossible. To temporarily overcome this situation, a process of virtual on-site visits has been put in place as a temporary solution for our clients to obtain an ECO PASSPORT with on-site visit as well as ZDHC Level-3 compliance, while maintaining the on-site visit requirement.

After a three-month transition period, the new ECO PASPORT by OEKO – TEX® test criteria and limit values will become mandatory for all certifications on 1 April 2021.

For more information on the new OEKO-TEX® test criteria, please contact

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