Global Organic Textile Standard
Textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dye stuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with social criteria.
What it means
GOTS is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.