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Global Organic Textile Standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard is a worldwide valid standard for the processing of textiles made from biologically produced natural fibres. It defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain and social criteria.
The Global Organic Textile Standard is recognized worldwide as the first standard - for the processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibres.
GOTS is characterized by a high degree of environmental requirements, related to the entire textile production chain. The same applies to the social criteria that must be met. The standard covers all steps, from the extraction of textile raw fibres to environmentally and socially compatible production, labelling, distribution and sale of products.
All chemical additives (e.g. dyes, chemical agents, specialty chemicals) must be tested before use. They must meet the basic requirements for toxicity and biodegradability.
No heavy metals
It is forbidden to use additional substances such as heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their enzymes.
Ecological printing processes
Corrosive printing processes with aromatic solvents and plastisol printing with phthalates and PVC are not permitted.
Environmentally friendly packaging
The packaging must not contain PVC. All paper and cardboard packaging, hanging labels, banderoles etc. must be either FSC or PEFC certified or recycled.
SOCIAL. GREEN. FASHION.
If you want clothes that are not only beautiful and comfortable to wear, but also environmentally friendly and fair to produce, BRANDS workwear is the right choice. Most of our articles carry the GOTS label, a white shirt on green.
The Fairtrade label guarantees stable minimum prices to improve the living and working conditions of cotton farmers. A fair trade for a fair world!
In this official video GOTS is explained using very simple and engaging story line graphics making clear that using organic fiber alone is not enough but that the whole supply chain has to be considered.
Worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhQiGhnbDqw