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La Norma

Última actualización el Domingo, 16 Diciembre 2012 15:00

La Norma Textil Orgánica Global (GOTS) está reconocida como la norma líder en el procesamiento de textiles hechos con fibra orgánica. Contiene requisitos claros para el cuidado del medio ambiente a lo largo de la cadena de provisión de textiles orgánicos a la vez que sostiene el cumplimiento de criterios sociales.

Descripción General

Última actualización el Lunes, 31 Octubre 2016 15:15

Sólo aquellos productos textiles que contengan un mínimo de 70% de fibra orgánica pueden certificarse GOTS. Todos los insumos químicos, tales como colorantes y auxiliares, deben cumplir claros requisitos ambientales y toxicológicos. La elección de accesorios también debe estar acorde a aspectos ecológicos. Es imprescindible contar con una planta de tratamiento de efluentes en áreas de procesamiento húmedo y todos los procesadores deben cumplir con criterios sociales mínimos. Esta sección resume los requisitos principales de GOTS, su sistema de aseguramiento de calidad y los principios de sus procedimientos de auditoría y análisis.

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Manual de Implementación

Última actualización el Lunes, 14 Abril 2014 07:38

El Manual de Implementación es una herramienta desarrollada por el Comité Técnico para brindar guía de interpretación sobre requisitos específicos de GOTS y sobre su sistema de aseguramiento de calidad.

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Proceso de Revisión

Última actualización el Lunes, 12 Octubre 2015 10:52

Presentamos el procedimiento formal de revisión de la norma GOTS y el correspondiente Manual de Implementación, con el aporte de las organizaciones accionistas.

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GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy)

Última actualización el Jueves, 31 Julio 2014 13:06
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GOTS Licensees can register for a complementary download of GOTS Monitor here

Consumption of water and energy are most important aspects in sustainability considerations for textile processors and manufacturers. As part of the environmental management criteria (chapter 2.4.10) GOTS requires that - among other information - certified entities must have available and provide:

  • data on energy and water resources and their consumption per kg of textile output
  • target goals and procedures to reduce energy and water consumption per kg of textile output

GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy) aims at supporting certified entities to approach and comply with these requirements.

The main functions of GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy) are to:

  • allow an easy data collection on energy and water consumption (per kg of textile output)
  • provide realistic factory-specific benchmark values for these parameters (specifically for wet processing activities)

The user will be supported in setting and monitoring realistic improvement targets regarding the progress in the reduction of his water and energy consumption. Effects will be visible in both environmental terms to fulfil the GOTS Standard requirements and in monetary terms for the business case of sustainability.

Certified entities can register for a complementary download of GOTS Monitor here. After completing the order form they will receive information by email with all instructions how to download, install and use GOTS Monitor.

Click here to proceed to download of GOTS Monitor

[Minimum system requirements: Windows XP SP3 or newer (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012). Minimum free space required on disk is 500MB and RAM of at least 1GB]


Implementation Manual GOTS 5.0

Última actualización el Miércoles, 01 Marzo 2017 13:04
The Manual for Implementation is a tool developed by the Standards Committee to provide interpretation advice on specific GOTS criteria and the related quality assurance system.

GOTS latest Version 5.0

Última actualización el Miércoles, 01 Marzo 2017 13:30
The latest version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard and the corresponding Implementation Manual version 5.0 is available for download in this section.  
Also a summary of changes between Versions 4.0 and 5.0 is available.
GOTS Version 5.0 was released on 1 March 2017.

The new version is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and social criteria participated. It follows the overall approach of GOTS to define high level verifiable environmental criteria throughout the entire processing chain of apparel and home textiles (including spinning, knitting, weaving, wet processing, manufacturing, and trading) made from a minimum of 70% certified organic fibres and requiring social criteria while still providing for a practical set of requirements that is technically achievable even in large scale industrial textile production and for mass market brands and retailers in order to achieve a considerable environmental and social impact in the textile industry.

The implementation deadline for GOTS certified entities to fully comply with Version 5.0 is 1 March 2018.

The GOTS Version 5.0 is available for download in PDF format here :

GOTS Version 5.0.pdf

Translations of GOTS Version 5.0 will be progressively made available in different languages in our downloads section.  The English language Standard will remain the primary operative and decisive document in cases of any variance in translation.


Implementation Manual version 5.0 for GOTS

The Standards Committee of GOTS has also released version 5.0 of the GOTS Implementation Manual on 1 March 2017, which may be downloaded here :



Summary of changes from GOTS Version 4.0 to 5.0

A document that lists a summary of the changes from GOTS Standard Version 4.0 to GOTS Standard Version 5.0 is available for download here :


This document provides a summary but not details of the changes should be considered only as supporting material to the Standard and Manual themselves. Binding changes are those contained in these two documents.


GOTS Version 4.0 is still available in our download section (languages English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish).