GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
The Global Organic Textile Standard was developed with the aim of defining requirements that are recognised worldwide and ensure the organic status from harvesting all the way through to labelling in order to provide assurance and recognition for customers.
Only textiles that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyes used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. Waste water treatment is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria.