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Global Organic Textile Standard

Global Organic Textile Standard

Focus Area

  • SocialSocial
  • Environment and HealthEnvironment and Health

Verification Method

  • 3rd Party Audited3rd Party Audited

Issued By

Global Standard


B2C Independent Endorsement / Multi-Stakeholder Initiative

Applicable To

Organic Textiles and accessories


The GOTS label indicates that full and majority organic textile products do not contain harmful chemicals, were produced responsibly and under fair working conditions.


  • The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) a worldwide leading processing standard and quality assurance system for organic textiles.
  • The standard defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
  • In order to become GOTS certified textile products must contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres and factories must be subjected to on-site inspections and certification of processes, manufacturers and traders by an independent, third party body, to ensure credibility.
  • A product displaying the GOTS logo guarantees the use use of mainly organic fibers, that a product, including accessories such as zips and buttons, is free of chemicals harmful to people or the environment, water used in processing is treated before release and workers receive fair pay and working conditions.

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