Comprehensive Rules for Ecological and Socially Responsible Textile Production


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim

of defining requirements that are recognised world-wide and that ensure the organic status of textiles from harvesting of

the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to

provide credible assurance to the consumer.


Since its introduction in 2006 the Global Organic Textile Standard has already demonstrated its practical feasibility.

Supported by the growth in consumption of organic fibres and by the remarkable demand for unified processing criteria

from the industry and retail sector, it has gained universal recognition, enabling processors and manufacturers to supply

their organic textiles with one certification accepted in all major markets. With the introduction of the logo and labelling

system the GOTS is already visible not only on the shelves of natural textile shops but large-scale retailers and brand

dealers as well. This is a milestone in consumer recognition and a strong acknowledgement of our reliable quality

assurance concept.


Certificate of Compliance – Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)


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