Global Organic Textile Standard
GOTS certification allows your organic textiles to be commercialized worldwide.
GOTS certification guarantees:
environmentally friendly production and processing processes
respect and improvement of working conditions
promotion of the use of fibres from organic agriculture
prohibition of hazardous inputs such as toxic heavy metals, aromatic solvents etc.
It is the organic certification through a certification body like Ecocert which enables to display the" organic textile" mention in association with the GOTS logo.The marketed products are thus inspected as compliant to the GOTS standard, ensuring a guarantee all through the supply chain until the consumers. There are two certification levels.
Level 1: Organic textiles
95% minimum of fibres coming from organic agriculture
5% maximum of synthetic or artificial fibres
Level 2: textiles containing X% organic fibres
70% minimum of fibres coming from organic agriculture
10% maximum of synthetic or artificial fibres, this threshold to 25% for footwear, long underwear and sportswear
30% from non organic fibres if the raw materials are neither organic, nor recycled or from a sustainable forest management
GOTS applies to products composed of fibers, wool, fabrics, clothes and upholstery fabrics except leather products.
Producers of raw materials, processors and textiles manufacturers, distributors, importers, brands or any player of the textile sector can apply for this organic and ecological textiles label.
With nearly 30 years of experience for audit and certification of organic products in France and in more than 130 countries, Ecocert is the world's leading specialist in the certification of sustainable practices.