Category Archives: Fabric Performance

Understanding Oeko-Tex

Who is Oeko-Tex? The International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology (Oeko-Tex) with headquarters in Zürich (Switzerland) was founded in 1992. Founding members were the German Hohenstein Institute and the Austrian Textile Research Institute (OETI). Currently, the Oeko-Tex Association includes 18 neutral test and research institutes in Europe […]

Understanding Abrasion Testing

If you work with fabric you have probably aware of the fabric abrasion conundrum! Wyzenbeek Cotton Duck, Wyzenbeek Wire Mesh, Wire Screen, Martindale… What do they all mean and is there any relation between them all? My go to reference on the subject is the Association for Contract Textiles. This explains the requirements for both residential and […]