Hohenstein Institute: New Contact Office In The Dominican Republic

March 18, 2010 — BOENNIGHEIM (hm) — For the purpose of provided targeted support in the area of
quality assurance to textile and clothing manufacturers as well as buyers and trading companies in
the DR-CAFTA region with respect to the flow of goods into the US, the Hohenstein Institute opened
a new contact office in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) at the beginning of March.

Interested companies now have access to a broad range of independent quality assessments and
product certifications, ranging from reviews of statutory requirements to the evaluation of
different product properties such as fit, workmanship or wearing comfort, to the verification of
special functions such as the anti-microbial effect of textiles.  Furthermore, in its role as
the official representative of the International Oeko-Tex® Association, the new Hohenstein contact
office will also be looking after textile harmful substance testing as per the Oeko-Tex® Standard

Oeko-Tex® certifications play a particularly important role in the export of children’s
products to the US, since each Oeko-Tex® certificate confirms that the tested article complies with
the applicable CPSIA legislation with regard to lead.

For additional inquiries regarding Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 and other services offered by the
Hohenstein Institute, please contact the following:

Hohenstein Institute Dominican Republic

Calle Central #3, Torre Laurel II., Apt 9B

Bella Vista

Santo Domingo


Tel: +1 809-2427595

Fax: +1 809-5087832

Mobile:  +1 809-2845555


Posted on March 30, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of the Hohenstein Institute