Proven Safe - means you can be worry free!
Do you know if your dog’s favorite toy is really safe? With ongoing concerns of safety, we are proud to be a USA manufacturer known for safe and quality products, and now we are the first in the Pet Industry to offer toys and beds for dogs and cats which are certified safe by Öko-Tex Standard 100. Öko-Tex is a 3rd party ecological certifier that rigorously tests every part of the toys and beds for over 100 potentially harmful substances. From the fabric, thread, cushion, and zipper of a bed to the squeaker and bells in the toys, every element of the product is tested and certified safe. Ensuring that the cat and dog toys and beds in your home are 100% SAFE for your pets and the humans too!
“The Öko-Tex Standard 100 Certification is an important component of our total ecological commitment,” says Spencer Williams, President of West Paw Design. “We strive to design and produce our products in ways that do not harm the Earth. Our Öko-Tex certification adds the reassurance that our products are also safe for the home environment and the people and animals who live there.”
West Paw Design's Öko-Tex certified Eco line includes the Organic Bumper Bed®, Eco Nap® mats, and even Eco Toys for dogs. Products in the eco line have fabric covers and filling made with IntelliLoft®, eco-fibers that are produced from recycled plastic. The eco line products are incredibly soft, machine washable, and come in an assortment of modern designs and colors for pets who want it all—environmentally-friendly, certified safe, and stylishly comfortable.
More about Öko-Tex:
The International Öko-Tex Association (also known as Oeko-Tex), headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Currently, its membership includes 14 independent textile research and testing institutes with offices in over 40 countries. To date, more than 60,000 certificates have been issued and 8,000 companies in 84 countries are working with Öko-Tex to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances. For more information, visit the Öko-Tex website .
Are all West Paw Design Products Öko-Tex Certified?
Not yet. The process of testing and certifying every component comes with a price. West Paw Design, feels that it is important to prove the safety, so that customers know without a doubt that there is nothing harmful (or even potentially harmful) in the products we sell. We hope to continue to certify more and more products, but we have to take one step at a time. Please refer to the table above, which shows all current certified products to date.