The REACH legislation is a regulation that obliges products being sold within the European Union not to contain certain chemical substances (such as chromium VI for example) below a set threshold. The list of these products is enriched from year to year, depending on the harmfulness studies carried out and the discoveries made. REACH thus makes it possible to ensure that substances shown to be harmful or at risk are not present in quantity in articles. Each of our suppliers makes a commitment to us to ensure compliance with these standards and we regularly conduct random tests to verify their compliance.
We also wish to take the requirement further, which is why we have initiated a certification process for some of our products according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.
This label is based on a voluntary approach and sets higher requirements as well as a larger list of monitored or banned products. It ultimately guarantees the absence of toxic residues and the harmlessness of the certified articles. They now represent 28% of our collection and we aim to increase the share of these products year after year.