Third Party Certified Safe Toys, Beds and Apparel for Dogs and Cats!

Posted December 11, 2009

Proven Safe - means you can be worry free!

With ongoing safety concerns, West Paw Design is proud that we were the first in the pet industry to offer toys, beds and apparel for dogs and cats certified safe by Öko-Tex Standard 100. This is the same ecological certifier used by popular children’s clothing and baby carrier manufacturers.

“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 products include the following:

Heyday Bed - certified safe dog bed Stack of of Heyday Pet Beds Stack of Eco Naps, showing the six sizes and various color options
Heyday Bed® with Microsuede®
Bumper Bed® with Organic Cotton
Eco Nap® mats
certified safe dog sweaters Eco Bones come in two sizes
ProZip™ dog jacket
Eco Bones

Our IntelliLoft® eco-fibers and fill made from recycled plastic bottles have been certified safe by Öko-Tex. We use the fill in all of our beds!

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.

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