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Global Organic Textile Standard

Updated: Dec 2020

Stakeholders

  • Production professionals
  • Sourcing professionals
  • Textile fiber cultivation professional
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

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The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria. The aim of the standard is to define requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling. Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.

The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibres. The final products may include, but are not limited to fibre products, yarns, fabrics, clothes and home textiles.

Read more: Global Organic Textile Standard

Topics

Comparable data to track the environmental impact of sustainable cotton sourcing

Direct-to-farmer sourcing model creating transparency at farm-level

Identify a range of market-based mechanisms for a future-ready cotton value chain

Development of comprehensive and effective cotton research programs

Standards recognizing farm legislation water law and administration issues

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