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The Standard

Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 15:14

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

General Description

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:33

Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of accessories is limited in accordance with ecological aspects as well. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria. The key criteria of GOTS, its quality assurance system and the principles of the review and revision procedure are summarised in this section.

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GOTS latest version 4.0

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:10

The latest version 4.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard is available for download in this section.
Also an overview listing relevant changes between Version 3.0 to 4.0 is available here.

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Manual for Implementation

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014 10:16

The Manual for Implementation is a tool developed by the Technical Committee to provide interpretation advice on specific GOTS criteria and the related quality assurance system.

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Revision Procedure

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:39

The GOTS stakeholder input based formal procedure for revision of GOTS Version 4.0 and the corresponding Manual for Implementation are introduced.

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