Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Ecology and social responsibility

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
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Product certification according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 provides companies along the textile chain with an ideal tool and clear added value for their operational quality assurance. The OEKO-TEX® certificate issued by the commissioned institute or the relevant certification centre is valid for a duration of 12 months. It documents that the listed items have successfully been tested according to the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and meet the requirements for a joint product class.

Product identification with the label “Confidence in Textiles” and the connected proven safety of textile products is an additional sales argument which according to surveys is more important to consumers than price, functionality or brand. Widespread use and customer awareness of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 contribute to the OEKO-TEX® label now having a status similar to that of a brand name and being actively requested by consumers.

With this background, marking products with the OEKO-TEX® label provides all textile and clothing manufacturers with valid certificates with an effective way of drawing more attention to their products. Without visible labels on the textile consumers are not in a position to assess the human ecological quality of the textiles.
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