GOTS Certified What Does it Mean

GOTS Certified What Does it Mean – what is a GOTS Certification, (GOTS) Global Organic Textile Standard is one of the leading processing standards set for organic textiles worldwide. GOTS goes far beyond the scope of basic organic textile certification offered by the (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture. GOTS requires that textile manufacturers follow specific environmental and social criteria. OBS recommends that when shopping for organic bedding always make sure that the product has a GOTS certification, this will insure what you are bying is truly organic.

GOTS standard provides for a subdivision into two Label-Grades:

Label – Grade 1: ‚organic‘
≥ 95% certified organic fibres, ≤ 5 % non-organic natural or synthetic fibres.

Label – Grade 2: ‚made with X% organic‘
≥ 70% certified organic fibres, ≤ 30 % non organic fibres, but a maximum of 10% synthetic fibres (respective 25% for socks, leggings and sportswear), as long as the raw materials used are not from certified organic origin, a sustainable forestry management program or recycled.

Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
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