Soft towels and sustainability are both important to me, and while the touch test is great for testing the way a product feels, knowing how eco-friendly it is a bit more complicated. That is why I look for the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label! This towel from Caro Home is MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® certified, which lets me know that my skin won’t be in contact with harmful chemicals.
OEKO-TEX® is focused on safe and sustainable textiles, including home products. OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide association of 18 independent research and test institutes that creates certifications and product labels so conscious shoppers can easily select clothing, textiles and home goods that are tested for harmful substances and have been manufactured in a sustainable and socially responsible way. No one can be ecologically perfect but it’s nice to try. I invest in companies that recycle steel and plastic, I use FSC-certified lumber for my wood working, I developed a plant-based low VOC wood finish with Mike and Chris, and I look for the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label on my home goods. MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for all kinds of textiles. You can use a unique product ID on the label to trace the countries and production facilities in which the labelled article was produced.