Frontline has made a corporate decision to adopt the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 in the production of our uniform and tactical clothing.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent product label for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances – from yarns and fabrics, to the ready-to-use items that you can buy in the shops. This internationally renowned standard means greater customer confidence when wearing textiles. With so many cheaply dyed fabrics on the market we believe our clients should feel safe that our products do not contain harmful dyes or chemicals.
Oeko-Tex certification of next to skin fabrics is especially important when you start to sweat. When you sweat the pores of your skin open up and not only do you sweat, but your skin can absorb harmful chemicals and dyes that some clothing may contain.
This issue of next to skin clothing is increased for tight fitting clothing or clothing that is pressed onto the skin because of body armour or load carriage equipment which may increase the risk of absorbing chemicals from the clothing.
Harmful dyes and chemicals in clothing have been proven to be a medical risk to humans and many countries have regulated and restricted their use in clothing. Australia has no such binding regulation at time of writing this article.
Keep a look for the Oeko-Tex labels on our new range of Frontline uniforms and apparel.