Trust is good - certification is better
When buying clothing and textiles, it is not just the price that needs careful examination. The price of a textile product alone says nothing about the quality or the safety regarding possible harmful substances.
Consumers looking for textiles which are harmless to health can find OEKO-TEX® products with the label "Confidence in Textiles" in all segments of retail . But consumers who primarily focus on priorities like colour, pattern, fit, durability, material or easy care can also appreciate the additional benefit of products tested for harmful substances.
If you want to be on the safe side your buying principle should be: "Trust is good - certification is better.".