Food is further along when it comes to our organic understanding. We know to shop for USDA Organic certified for cage free, grass fed, chemical free food to fill our bellies but when you want to start designing organic, where do we turn? Here’s a certification that’s GOTS your back.
The Global Organic Textile Standard
Launched in Germany in 2002, “GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.” Here’s the rundown of criteria these fibres go through to get GOTS certified.
Human Toxicity Criteria
Based on the standards set by the International Labor Organization:
What’s in a Label?
To be able to label your product “GOTS Certified Organic” it must be comprised of 95% organic fibers. Whereas you can still label as “Made with Organic” if your product consists of at least 70% organic fibers.
To get even further in the nitty gritty check out the GOTS Certification website for the technical details on how they audit, licensing and labeling, and generally moving the fashion industry in a more organic direction. Want more interesting tidbits on how you can be ethically made? Subscribe to our weekly emails, we promise you’ll love them.
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