Certifications and tests

Organic Cotton

All cotton in our products is organically cultivated and comes from suppliers who are inspected and certified as part of the Control Union Certification program. This organization has established criteria for organic production according two certification programmes, GOTS or Organic Exchange Certification. Read more about Control Union here.

Organic cotton is cotton grown without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides which is better for human health as well as nature. The organic cotton is different from conventional cotton in many respects, and the difference starts at the fiber stage. To provide simple and clear confirmation that cotton products are organically sourced they each carry a sewn-in label with the words: “Organic Cotton 100% certified” or just “Organic Cotton”

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, class 1 for baby 0-3 years

Many of ImseVimse’s products are certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, class 1 for baby 0-3 years. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile products at all stages of production. OEKO-TEX® covers the production processes itself and includes the finishing. It certifies all types of fabrics but also includes thread, press buttons, elastics, labels etc. Our products that fulfill these requirements have an OEKO-TEX® sticker on the backside with ImseVimse certification number SE 12-208.

We believe it is important to consider every environmental aspect and we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact.

ImseVimse OEKO-TEX Certificate

Read more about OEKO-TEX®

 

Sun Protection Clothing

UV-clothing are designed with fabrics that are rated for its level of UV-protection. Factors that contribute to the UPF rating of a fabric are:

  • Composition of the yarns. There is no chemical process used, the UPF protection rating
    is achieved by Carvico’s fabric thanks to the construction and quality of the yarns used.
  • Tightness of the weave or knit (tighter improves the rating)
  • Colour (darker colours are generally better)
  • Stretch (more stretch lowers the rating)
  • Moisture (many fabrics have lower ratings when wet)

UPF50+ (Australian Standard, ARPANSA Agency)
A garment with a UPF of 50 only allows 1/50th of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment to pass through it. In other words, it blocks 49/50ths or 98% of the UV radiation.

UPF testing involves exposing a fabric to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and measuring how much is transmitted through the sample. Different wavelengths of radiation in the UVR spectrum have different effects on human skin and this is taken into consideration when calculating the UPF rating.

UV801(European Standard)
Fabrics tested according to UV801, means a more reliable UPF factor, where the fabrics are tested in wet and stretched conditions.

In case of clothing, the stretching of a fabric during wear, moisture from perspiration or water and wear during use, affect the sun protection factor and is taken into consideration.

Furthermore, the sun protection factor is also affected during and after care of the textile. The textile material is therefore laundered as part of the test and wet during measurement and stretched.