Baby products with textiles

The product group includes among others prams, strollers, car seats, carriers, nursing pillows and changing mats, i.e., products with textiles where the child has close contact with the textile when the product is used.

The materials included in a Nordic Swan Ecolabelled baby product with textiles must meet strict environmental and chemical requirements. This means that there is a ban on using a number of substances. In addition, there are requirements for both safety and quality.

The requirements include among others:

  • Environmental and health aspects of the used chemicals in the textile. Among other things there is prohibition of substances that may cause cancer, cause genetic defects or damage fertility and prohibition of halogenated flame retardants, fluorinated substances and nano particles.
  • Environmental and health aspects of filler materials, metal, rubber and plastic.
  • For cotton, at least 50% must be organic cotton or 100% cotton that conforms to standards for limited use of pesticides (IPM cotton).
  • Test of safety and quality.

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.