My cats, even though they’re getting on (15 and 16 years old) have wild moments of kittenish play.  They can whisk a stray bit of felt off the table and down the hallway at an impressive speed but I got to wondering how safe the felt is for them.

So I called the felt company and got this glad news:  the European felt is certified free of harmful substances by Oeko-Tex Standard 100.  Loads of information on their website about the exhaustive tests they do.

I was told that the Industrial Felt, which is made here in the suburbs of Toronto, has not been submitted for testing due to the testing expense but that no harmful chemicals are used in its production either.  However since it sheds a bit as I’m cutting it or they play with it, I tend to keep it under tighter wraps from feline hunting.