What you need to know:
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) defines demanding environmental criteria for the entire ecological textile supply chain and also requires compliance with social criteria. It covers the processing, production, packaging, labelling, trade and distribution of textiles that consist of at least 70% certified organic fibres. Examples of end products with the GOTS seal: fibre products, yarns, fabrics, clothing, fashion accessories, fabric toys, home textiles, mattresses and bedding, textile hygiene articles.
With a GOTS certification, you implement globally recognised requirements for all manufacturing, transport and use phases of textiles that ensure the ecological status of textiles - from environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to labelling. In addition, you create humane working conditions and compliance with sustainable minimum ecological standards are the basis for fair and ethical trade.
GOTS is considered 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 comprehensive criteria are covered in this certification. With only one certification, recognised in all main markets, textile processors and manufacturers are entitled to export their organic fibres and yarns.
A GOTS certification with Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH:
The GOTS seal should also be on your product? We at Kiwa BCS are approved certifiers and can help you to certify all companies in the supply chain. First, you obtain a non-binding offer from us. After positive feedback and conclusion of the contract, we carry out the inspection process with you as well as a visit to your company.
At the end of each inspection, an inspection report is drawn up containing all inspection points and their results. In order to guarantee high quality and independence in the certification process, we always work according to the four- to six-eyes principle. This means that the inspection and the certification cannot be carried out by the same personnel. After the inspection, a second expert in our office makes the certification decision on the basis of the inspection report. If your company meets all the requirements of the standard, our certifiers will issue your GOTS certificate. From this day on, you are allowed to label and sell products with the GOTS logo.
- Competitiveness - through a GOTS certification with Kiwa BCS, you participate in the growing world trade for sustainable fabrics.
- Social responsibility - GOTS certified products ensure an ethical, fair supply chain for all people involved in the production of fabric goods.
- Kiwa BCS is your competent and personal partner for your control project and for all questions during the process