What is a GOTS certification?
The Global Standard for Organic Textiles "GOTS" is the world's leading manufacturing standard for organic fiber textiles. It defines demanding environmental criteria for the entire ecological textile supply chain and also requires compliance with social criteria.
GOTS covers the processing, manufacture, packaging, labelling, trade and distribution of textiles made of at least 70% certified organic natural fibres. The end products can be, but are not limited to, fibre products, yarns, clothing, fashion accessories, textile toys, home textiles, mattresses and bedding as well as textile care products.
Why a GOTS certification?
The aim of the standard is to define globally recognised requirements that ensure the ecological status of textiles – an environmentally and socially responsible production and labelling. The aim is to create certainty for the end consumer.
The demand for ecologically and socially sustainable textiles has risen sharply in recent years. Human working conditions and compliance with sustainable ecological minimum standards are the basis for fair and ethical trade.
GOTS is regarded as the most important standard among textile certifications and enjoys a very high level of acceptance, both among manufacturers and retailers as well as consumers, as all these criteria are covered in this certification. With only one certification recognised in all major markets, textile processors and manufacturers are entitled to export their organic fibres and yarns.