Integrated Management System Certification

GOTS -The Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The aim of the standard is to
define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer. Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.
Since its introduction in 2006 the Global Organic Textile Standard has already convinced in practical feasibility and - supported by the growth in consumption of organic fibres and by the remarkable demand for unified processing criteria from the industry and retail sector - has gained universal recognition enabling processors and manufacturers to supply their organic textiles with one certification accepted in all mayor selling markets. With the introduction of the logo and labeling system the GOTS is now about to visually enter not only the shelves of natural textile shops but also of the largest retailers and brand dealers; a milestone in consumer's recognition but also a high accountability for a reliable quality assurance concept.