GOTS : Global Organic Textile Standard

How Companies Benefit with GOTS Certification

There are numerous ways in which companies benefit from becoming certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Below we list top five reasons how and why becoming certified to GOTS support a company’s business case for sustainability.

  1. Risk Reduction
  2. Credibility
  3. Efficiency and Productivity
  4. Innovation and Differentiation
  5. Sustainable Market Development

GOTS is recognized as the leading processing standard for textile made from organic fibre worldwide.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – VERSION 5.0


  1. Aim of the Standard
  2. Scope and Structure
  3. Certificate of Compliance
  4. Label grading and Labeling
  5. Reference documents


  1. Requirements for organic fibre production
  2. Requirements for fibre material composition
  3. General requirements for chemical inputs in all processing stages
  4. Specific requirements and test parameters

Social criteria

  1. Scope
  2. Employment is freely chosen
  3. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
  4. Child labor must not be used
  5. No discrimination is practiced
  6. Working condition are safe and hygienic
  7. Fair remuneration
  8. Working hours are not excessive
  9. No precarious employment is provided
  10. Harsh or inhumane treatment is prohibited
  11. Social Compliance Management
  12. Ethical Business Behavior

Quality assurance system

  1. Auditing of processing, manufacturing and trading stages
  2. Testing of Technical Quality Parameters and residues

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