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GOTS - certificate

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.

Since its introduction in 2006 the Global Organic Textile Standard has already demonstrated its practical feasibility. Supported by the growth in consumption of organic fibres and by the remarkable demand for unified processing criteria from the industry and retail sector it has gained universal recognition, enabling processors and manufacturers to supply their organic textiles with one certification accepted in all major markets.


With the introduction of the logo and labelling system the GOTS has already visually entered not only the shelves of natural textile shops but also of the largest retailers and brand dealers. This is a milestone in consumer recognition and a strong acknowledgement of this reliable quality assurance concept.
 

Certification
 

On-site inspection and certification of processors, manufacturers and traders performed by independent specially accredited bodies is the basis of the GOTS monitoring system in order to provide a credible assurance for the integrity of GOTS certified textiles.

 

How to become certified
 

This section informs textile processing, manufacturing and trading entities how to apply for certification according to the Global Organic Textile Standard, how they can use their certification and key components of the applicable inspection procedure.

 

Approved Certification Bodies
 

This section lists the 15 certification bodies that are currently approved to certify entities of the textile supply chain and their products according to GOTS. In principle all certifiers can offer their GOTS certification services in their approved scopes worldwide. The certifiers are listed with their headquarters addresses. Contact details of any local offices or representatives that can provide information with regard to GOTS certification and countries in which they have certified GOTS clients are also listed. The approved scopes (1,2,3) indicate the type of entities in the textile supply chain for which each certifier can offer certification as well as whether the certifier is entitled to issue lists of approved inputs (positive lists) to suppliers of the chemical industry (scope 4).

   

How to get chemical inputs approved
 

Chemical inputs used by textile processors must comply with the corresponding GOTS criteria. Accordingly manufacturers and suppliers of dyestuffs, pigments and auxiliary agents can get their products approved on corresponding positive lists issued by certifiers who have been approved for this specific task.

 

Conditions for Certification Bodies
 

Certification bodies must demonstrate their qualification and expertise in the field of organic textile quality assurance prior to their approval in an accreditation process specifically developed for GOTS. Accreditation is conducted by valid accreditation body such as the main partner for this process, International Organic Accreditation Services (IOAS). GOTS approved certifiers must adhere to defined requirements related to qualification of staff, advanced training, content of their inspection protocol and other related quality aspects.

 


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