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GOTS Measures on COVID-19

Última actualización: Jueves, 19 Marzo 2020 15:04

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GOTS Information on Aniline

Última actualización: Martes, 06 Agosto 2019 17:10

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GOTS specifically prohibits the use of any chemical input that releases carcinogenic arylamine compounds MAK III categories 1,2,3,4. This includes Aniline which is classified as MAK III Category 4 chemical.

However, Aniline serves as the basis of the synthetically produced dye indigo. In bound form, Aniline is not carcinogenic and consequently not harmful to consumers because it is firmly bound in the crystal lattice of the dye.
GOTS recognises that even when the material is produced to GOTS standards, there could be the possibility of unintended or unknown sources of contamination, which is why residue limits for certain chemicals have been specified for GOTS Goods. Given these circumstances, GOTS feels that their residual, unintended use limit of 100 mg/kg, with current understanding and knowledge, is adequate to ensure safety of consumers and in line with its larger philosophy of sustainability.  

The complete GOTS Information on Aniline is available for download here.

Press Release GOTS Version 6.0 released

Última actualización: Jueves, 19 Marzo 2020 14:56

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GOTS Version 6.0 released: References to OECD Guidelines & Assessment of Living Wage Gap

Press Release 
Released 19th March 2020                                                                                                                                       

The new GOTS version 6.0 will be released this Thursday, 19th March 2020. The approach of the revision process, undertaken every three years, is to set stricter ecological and social criteria while maintaining relevance of the Global Organic Textile Standard. International Stakeholders with expertise in the field of organic production, textile processing, textile chemistry, and social criteria and industry representatives, NGOs and consumers contributed to the new version 6.0, throughout the last year in several consultation rounds. The complete list of stakeholders invited to contribute and the revision timetable are available here.

GOTS defines world-wide recognized requirements that ensure third party certified organic status of textiles with full traceability from field to finished product. With this aim in mind, key requirements such as certified organic fibre content, the general ban on toxic and harmful chemicals, conventional cotton and virgin polyester as well as the social compliance management have been maintained, while other criteria became stricter.  

When it comes to GOTS Environmental Criteria, Product Stewardship and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) requirements have been introduced for approved chemical formulators.

The newly released test protocol ISO / IWA 32 for GM screening of cotton serves as the recognized screening method of GMO presence.

The new version withdraws the relaxation for the additional regenerated and virgin synthetic fibre content for Socks, Leggings and Sportswear.

Additionally, Product Quality Standards for Colourfastness and Dimensional Stability are now mandatory. Specific new requirements for Tampons and Food Contact Textiles have been included.

Regarding GOTS Social Criteria GOTS included more dynamic elements: Certified Entities will now have to calculate the gap of actually paid wages to 'Living Wages' (according to recognized calculations methods). Furthermore, they will be encouraged to work towards closing this gap. Specific references to OECD Due Diligence Guidance and Good Practice Guidance for Social Criteria and Risk Assessment as well as Ethical Business Practises have been explicitly included.

"The GOTS Version 6 progressively furthers our Mission. Pursuant to one of the most prolific comment periods in its revision history, GOTS continues to mature in scope, following keen consultations within the GOTS Standards Committee, external experts and inputs from stakeholders. I am delighted with the outcome of these deliberations and am confident that GOTS will continue to remain in the leading position that it is." Rahul Bhajekar, GOTS Managing Director and Coordinator Standards Committee.

The transition period for users of GOTS to fully comply with the new version will be one year. The Standard Version and the corresponding Implementation Manual, as well as the list of changes, are available on the website and can be downloaded.

About GOTS: GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fibre (such as organic cotton and organic wool), and includes both environmental and social criteria. Key provisions include a ban on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), highly hazardous chemicals (such as azo dyes and formaldehyde), and child labour, while requiring strong social compliance management systems and strict waste water treatment practices. GOTS was developed by leading international standard setters - Organic Trade Association (U.S.), Japan Organic Cotton Association, International Association Natural Textile Industry (Germany), and Soil Association (UK) to define globally-recognised requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles, from field to finished product.
GOTS is a non-profit organisation which is self-financed. For more information please see www.global-standard.org and follow @globalorganictextilestandard on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook

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GOTS
Global Organic Textile Standard

 

 

Press Release GOTS Acclaimed Test Winner by Stiftung Warentest

Última actualización: Miércoles, 03 Julio 2019 12:39

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Acclaimed Test Winner by Stiftung Warentest

For Immediate Release
Stuttgart, 03.07.2019              
                                                                                                         

GOTS has been ranked best in the test “Traceability of Clothing with Textile Seals” conducted by the German consumer product testing organisation Stiftung Warentest. “We looked at 5 seals for sustainable clothing […] the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) convinced us the most”, writes Stiftung Warentest. GOTS is the only one of the tested certifications to offer complete transparency and traceability while complying with strict social and ecological criteria at all stages of production – from field to finished textile.

For the test Stiftung Warentest selected three certified garments per audited seal. All scope and transaction certificates were examined. The scope certificates confirm GOTS-certified companies’ ability to manufacture according to the GOTS criteria. Transaction certificates serve as shipping documents which prove that the garments are certified. Independent auditors confirmed full traceability of GOTS certified textiles from cotton cultivation via spinning, knitting, finishing up to the finished textile and compliance with the stringent ecological and social criteria. “We are extremely pleased to receive this great recognition from such a renowned institute”, says Franziska Dormann, GOTS representative in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Products may only be sold with a GOTS label if the entire supply-chain is certified and the necessary scope and transaction certificates have been obtained. In order to guarantee consistent product assurance of GOTS certified textiles, an independent on-site inspection, according to the GOTS standard, is carried out annually by GOTS approved certifiers.

About GOTS: GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fibre (such as organic cotton and organic wool), and includes both environmental and social criteria. Key provisions include a ban on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), highly hazardous chemicals (such as azo dyes and formaldehyde), and child labour, while requiring strong social compliance management systems and strict waste-water treatment practices. GOTS was developed by leading international standard setters - Organic Trade Association (U.S.), Japan Organic Cotton Association, International Association Natural Textile Industry (Germany), and Soil Association (UK) to define globally-recognised requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles, from field to finished product. GOTS is a non-profit organisation which is self-financed. For more information please see www.global-standard.org.



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Communication Executive
                                            

GOTS
Global Organic Textile Standard

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Pressemitteilung Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Testsieger bei der Stiftung Warentest

Última actualización: Miércoles, 03 Julio 2019 12:38

 

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Testsieger bei der Stiftung Warentest

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Bielefeld, 28.06.2019              
                                                                                                         

Bei der gestern veröffentlichten Untersuchung von Stiftung Warentest “Rückverfolgbarkeit von Bekleidung mit Textilsiegeln” belegt GOTS den ersten Rang. “Wir haben uns 5 Siegel für nachhaltige Kleidung genauer angesehen […] am meisten überzeugt hat uns der Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)”, schreibt Stiftung Warentest. Als einziges der geprüften Siegel weist der GOTS vollständige Transparenz und Rückverfolgbarkeit unter Einhaltungen der strengen ökologischen und sozialen Kriterien entlang sämtlicher Produktionsstufen auf – vom Feld bis zum fertigen Textil.

Stiftung Warentest wählte für die Untersuchung jeweils drei mit den unterschiedlichen Siegeln versehene Kleidungsstücke aus. Alle Betriebs- und Transaktionszertifikate wurden geprüft. Die Betriebszertifikate bestätigen GOTS-zertifizierten Betrieben die Fähigkeit nach GOTS-Kriterien herzustellen. Transaktionszertifikate wirken wie Warenbegleitscheine und belegen, dass die entsprechende Ware zertifiziert ist. Die unabhängigen Prüfer stellten fest, dass vom Anbau der Baumwolle über Spinnerei, Strickerei, Veredlung bis hin zum fertigen Textil die volle Rückverfolgbarkeit der GOTS zertifizierten Textilien gewährleistet ist und alle ökologischen und sozialen Verpflichtungen eingehalten werden. „Wir freuen uns außerordentlich über das große Lob und die Anerkennung des GOTS von einem solch renommierten Institut“, zeigt sich Franziska Dormann, GOTS Repräsentantin in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz zufrieden.

Produkte dürfen nur dann mit GOTS-Label verkauft werden, wenn die gesamte Lieferkette zertifiziert ist und die notwendigen Betriebs- und Transaktionszertifikate vorliegen. Um diese umfassende Sicherheit für GOTS zertifizierte Textilien zu gewährleisten, erfolgt darüber hinaus jährlich eine unabhängige Vor-Ort Zertifizierung auf Basis des GOTS Standards durch speziell akkreditierte Prüfinstitute.

Über GOTS: GOTS ist als weltweit führender Standard für die gesamte Verarbeitung (vom Nachernteverfahren über Spinnen, Stricken, Weben, Färben, Ausrüsten und Konfektion) von Bekleidung und Heimtextilien aus Biofasern (wie Bio-Baumwolle und Bio-Wolle) anerkannt.
Auf hohem Niveau definiert er umwelttechnische Anforderungen und fordert gleichzeitig die Einhaltung von Sozialkriterien. Zentrale Bestimmungen beinhalten das Verbot von gentechnisch veränderten Organismen (GVO), von hochgefährlichen Chemikalien (wie krebserregende Azofarbstoffe und Formaldehyd) sowie Kinderarbeit, und die Anforderung nach strikten Abwasserbehandlungspraktiken und sozialverantwortlichem Management. GOTS wurde von führenden internationalen Standardorganisationen entwickelt - Organic Trade Association (U.S.), Japan Organic Cotton Association, Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft (Deutschland), und Soil Association (UK) - mit dem Ziel, weltweit anerkannte Anforderungen zu definieren, die den biologischen Status von Textilien und dadurch eine glaubwürdige Produktsicherheit für den Konsumenten gewährleisten. GOTS ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die selbst finanziert ist. Mehr Informationen zum GOTS finden Sie unter www.global-standard.org.###Zeichen: 3.200

Franziska Dormann
Repräsentantin in Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
                                            

GOTS
Global Organic Textile Standard

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