Oeko-Tex is a registered trademark, representing the product labels and company certifications issued and other services provided by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology (which also calls itself Oeko-Tex for short).
Oeko-Tex labels and certificates confirm the human-ecological safety of textile products and leather articles from all stages of production (raw materials and fibres, yarns, fabrics, ready-to-use end products) along the textile value chain. Some also attest to socially and environmentally sound conditions in production facilities.
This logo certifies that the product and all its components (sewing thread, buttons, etc…) have been tested and are harmless to human health. It is a very good standard, of German origin.
It's important to remember that OEKO-TEX is a health certification, not an ecological certification. So when purchasing an OEKO-TEX certified product it's important to also consider an Organic product and consider the brand's transparency and ethics around sustainability.
At Être en Vert, we represent selective brands who are certified OEKO-TEX as these brands are also guided by the manufacturing process of GOTS to achieve optimum sustainability for the health of our people and our planet but who are in the process of obtaining the GOTS certification.