The aim of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is to be a credible resource for consumers looking for textiles that are produced in an environmentally and socially responsible method.
The universal standard assures that no harmful or toxic chemicals are used from harvest to manufacture, including dyeing, washing and finishing.
Not only are these fabrics free of harmful chemicals, the results of their production pose no threat to the environment. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria
Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified.
Strict guidelines have to be met in working conditions as well; companies must provide a safe and hygienic environment with livable wages and appropriate working hours.
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