The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic grown fibers can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria.
A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria. The key criteria GOTS Certification is its quality assurance system and the principles of the review and revision procedures.
Consumption of water and energy are most important aspects in sustainability considerations for textile processors and manufacturers. As part of the environmental management criteria (chapter 2.4.10) GOTS requires that certified entities must have readily available both data on energy and water resources and their consumption. They must also have target goals and procedures in place to reduce energy and water consumption per kg of textile output.
GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy) aims at supporting certified entities to approach and comply with these requirements.
When you purchase GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Fabric, you will not only be purchasing a high quality product, but you will be helping to support a healthier, cleaner environment.
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