Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
GOTS is a strict international certification for the entire textile supply chain; from harvesting the fibre, to manufacturing the product and distribution of the final item.
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria right throughout the supply chain and production process.
It has very strict criteria and ensures clothing that states it is organic, is in fact certified organic. The certification also ensures that the standard in which the items are manufactured are at a high standard in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Criteria of GOTS
The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from certified organic natural fibres.
There are strict Fibre Production standards, Environmental Criteria, Technical Quality and Human Toxicity Criteria and Social Criteria to be met to become GOTS certified.
Therefore if you purchase a GOTS certified product, you know from the farm where the fibre is grown or reared, to the processing of the fibre, to the manufacturing of the entire product (dyeing, labelling and printing including) and the packaging and distribution of the product, your item has been done so at a high, environmental, social and ethical level.