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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and guarantees a sustainable production of textiles, starting from ginning where the organically produced, natural raw materials are produced until they are traded and sold through an environmentally conscious and socially responsible supply chain.
No heavy metals
It is prohibited to use additional substances such as heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents or genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their enzymes.
Social occupational health and safety
Every GOTS-certified factory must meet the core labour standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO). These include, for example, the ban on discrimination and the right to freedom of assembly.
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 made of recycled materials.
The following video from GOTS shows that not only using organic fibers is important but also that the entire supply chain must be considered. Watch it now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYPHijW-JGI