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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.

    1. Start your application process by reading the criteria document and find out if your product can obtain the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. 
    2. Read your Application Guide.
    3. Request login credentials.
    4. Now you are ready to enter the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.

     

    Portal sign in                               Get login credentials

     

    Should you wish to transfer your licence, please use this form

  • The criteria document for babyproducts with textiles is an overall document for the commodity groups:
     

    • Baby chairs with textile
    • Car seats
    • Changing mats, changing cushions, changing pillows
    • Prams and strollers
       

    Fees are charged per commodity group according to the price list below.

    Fees valid from 1 January 2024

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 251 EUR + VAT per product group**
    Renewal fee* 1 625 EUR + VAT per product group**
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region*** 541 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe*** 1 625 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe*** 2 709 EUR + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence**** The price of extensions with new products: 2 167 EUR + VAT per product**

    Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: 406 EUR + VAT
    < 8 hours: 812 EUR + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1 625 EUR + VAT

    Annual licence fee: The annual licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries.

    0.3% of turnover + VAT per year for 0 - 50 million EUR.
    0.05% of turnover + VAT per year for < 50 million EUR.
    Minimum fee for Nordic region 2 167 EUR + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee 

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (If revenue > EUR 300,000 per year)

    2 167 EUR + VAT per year

    * When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

    ** Products that are very similar in material and function and located in the same product group will be chargeable as one product.

    *** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1 083 EUR per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

    **** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions

     

    Fees valid from 1 January 2023

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 114 EUR + VAT per product group**
    Renewal fee* 1 557 EUR + VAT per product group**
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region*** 519 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe*** 1 557 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe*** 2 500 EUR + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence**** The price of extensions with new products: 2 076 EUR + VAT per product**

    Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: 389 EUR + VAT
    < 8 hours: 778 EUR + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1 557 EUR + VAT
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3% of turnover + VAT per year for 0 - 50 million EUR.
    0.05% of turnover + VAT per year for < 50 million EUR.
    Minimum fee for Nordic region 2 076 EUR + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee 

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (If revenue > EUR 300,000 per year)

    2 076 EUR + VAT per year

    * When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

    ** Products that are very similar in material and function and located in the same product group will be chargeable as one product.

    *** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1 038 EUR per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

    **** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions

  • In the criteria document, you can read about how to document and verify compliance for each requirement. You can also find other application documents here.

  • Information about the latest version of the criteria for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled baby products with textiles

    1.5 ⇛ 1.6: Adjustment of criteria

    Adjustment in requirement O50 and O65 by clarifying that test for 1,3-butadiene only applies to synthetic latex.

    The new version is called 1.6 and is valid until 31 December 2025.

    1.4 ⇛ 1.5: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 18 months. The new version is called 1.5 and is valid until 31 December 2025.

    1.3 ⇛ 1.4: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The criteria have been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 1.4, is valid until 30 June 2024.

    1.2 ⇛ 1.3: Adjustment of criteria

    Requirement O69 has been adjusted to differentiate between products intended for indoor and outdoor use. The new version is called 1.3.

    1.1 ⇛ 1.2: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The criteria have been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 1.2, is valid until 30 June 2023.

    1.0 ⇛ 1.1: Adjustment of criteria

    Requirement O42 has been adjusted and requirement O84 has been removed in the criteria. The new version, 1.1, is valid until 30 June 2021.

    1.0: Adoption of criteria 

    Criteria for Baby products with textiles was decided på the Nordic Ecolabelling Board on the 14 June 2017. Version 1.0 is valid until 30 June 2021.

  • In the background document below you will find reasoning and facts behind the specific requirements in the criteria document.

    Here you can also read the comments, requirement for requirement, from the public hearing.

    If the documents are in a Nordic language, you can get help in understanding the sections you need by contacting the product specialist in your chosen country below.