OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions which protect our planet for future generations. Oeko-Tex is a registered trade mark, 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® offers companies of the textile industry several certifications and services to have their products tested for harmful substances by independent. "STeP by OEKO TEX®" is an independent certification system for brands, retail companies and manufacturers within the textile chain who want to communicate. Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification system for brands, trading companies and manufacturers along the textile. Oeko-Tex certification is about how the fabric is processed, including things like dyes and finishes.