Hohenstein Group Celebrates 75 Years


Hohenstein Group is an international research and testing company that provides neutral testing, certification and development of textiles and textile-related products. Founded in 1946, the company has its headquarters in Bönnigheim, Germany.

Hohenstein India Pvt. Ltd is an authorised certification body in South Asia to certify products as per Oeko-Tex® standards in India, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East apart from other countries.

Hohenstein Group is celebrating 75 years of its foundation milestone this year with strong leadership of Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels (President & Owner of Hohenstein Group) and Dr. Stefan Droste (MD & CEO of Hohenstein Group).

A sustainable future with Hohenstein
It’s never easy to predict what will happen next for the textile industry. But we can be sure about one thing: in the future, sustainably produced textiles will be even more fashionable. “Whether your business is about brands, retail, or production, we offer tailored solutions that empower you to meet your product responsibilities in all areas of sustainable commerce,” the company said in a statement.

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Hohenstein’s Product Labels and Sustainability Services

OEKO-TEX® Certification
Hohenstein is a founding member of the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology, known in short as OEKO-TEX®. To help consumers make well-founded purchasing decisions, OEKO-TEX® product labels are awarded to show on the one hand that textiles and leather products have been tested for harmful substances, and on the other to award textile products that have been manufactured in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way alongside that.

“In doing so, we provide effective consumer protection and transparent information about sustainable, responsible production along the textile supply chain.”

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®: Three-stage certification process for sustainable chemicals, dyes, and auxiliaries.

STeP by OEKO-TEX®: Holistic analysis and certification for environmentally friendly and socially responsible production companies.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®: Product label and certification on textiles tested for harmful substances at all stages of processing.

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MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®: This is a traceable product label for textiles and leather articles made from materials that have been tested for harmful substances and manufactured in environmentally friendly factories under socially responsible working conditions.

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®: Product label and certification for leather articles that have been tested for harmful substances at all stages of production.

DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®: Your reliable solution to fulfill Greenpeace Detox requirements through independent verification and reporting of your chemical management.

HOHENSTEIN Certification

The Hohenstein Quality Label provides brands, retailers and consumers with independent proof that claimed product features adhere to the highest quality standards.

The Green Button is a German state-approved seal for sustainably produced textiles. It lays down binding requirements aimed at protecting people and the environment during the textile manufacturing process.

Hohenstein India Textile Leather & Footwear Laboratory & Inspection Services includes:-

  • Analytical and physical testing (including RSL)
  • Tests for harmful substances (REACH, LFGB, CPSIA, individual RSLs, etc.)
  • Preparation of expert reports in cases of damange
  • Quality assurance
  • Performance testing
  • Inspections
  • CE marking
  • PPE
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Vinod Kumar, the Managing Director of Hohenstein India Pvt Ltd and Global Business Director of Hohenstein Group dedicated his 22 years of service to the textile industry and Indian exporters by helping them to reach the right global quality standards by building a quality framework, capability and capacity that are always aligned with his hard work, passion and a “never give up “attitude.


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