Germany-based textile testing institute Hohenstein (also the owner of the Oeko-Tex labels and certification processes) has broadened its collaboration with Texbase Inc., a cloud-based data management platform for the textile and consumer product industries. Hohenstein customers can now collaborate, send test requests and receive test reports within the Texbase Connect platform and attach data export files for digitized materials to their specific textiles in the system. In 2021, the Oeko-Tex CertLink project was started as a collaboration with Texbase to enable companies to link either products or materials they create to their Oeko-Tex certificates (Standard 100, Made in Green or Leather Standard).

“Texbase has facilitated an improved workflow for our brand customers. Adding this system to our earlier Oeko-Tex CertLlink project gives our partners easy access to the data they need – in one location instead of having to manage multiple emails,” said Ben Mead, managing director of the Hohenstein Institute America. Hohenstein is specializing in applied research and development. Hohenstein validates performance and safety claims through standard and customized testing and certifications. Hohenstein and Texbase will both be exhibiting at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Snow Show this January.