What is GOTS certification?
GOTS certification, or Global Organic Textile Standards, is a textile processing standard that does not allow the use of bleaches, chemicals or dyes during the production process. The GOTS certification process is highly restrictive, so when buying fabrics certified in accordance with this standard, you can be sure that the product meets the highest environmental and social criteria. Proper water management is essential for the GOTS standard.
A manufacturer who applies for the certificate is obliged to use treatment plants and a closed water cycle. It is an extremely crucial aspect in cotton and flax manufacturers, where fabrics are spun wet. The GOTS standard examines every stage of the textile production process, but that is not all. To be GOTS-certified, the supply and distribution chains must also meet specific social and environmental requirements.
The GOTS certificate is issued for one year and is renewable. Every year the certified manufacturer is audited to check whether the company complies with the standard.