The GOTS certification has strict human rights, social and environmental requirements for every single step in the production process. Trading – is just the final step! With the unique GOTS identification number on the label, you can precisely trace your products back to the supplier.
Your GOTS-certified product is a true work of art. It's cut, made, trimmed by highly skilled craftsman – and woman. All treated fairly through the strict GOTS requirements. Learn more!
Under GOTS it is ensured that only non-toxic chemicals are used during this step. Furthermore GOTS requires all facilities to have efficient wastewater treatment plants.
Weaving & Knitting
Weaving or knitting is the stage at which yarn is converted into fabric. GOTS requires that only GOTS-certified yarns are processed.
Fun fact: in contrast to conventional production, GOTS prohibits any heavy metals in machine oils.
Spinners must buy GOTS certified materials, track purchases, manage waste, reconcile volumes, and document transportation properly.
First processing stages
GOTS requires clear separation of organic and conventional fibres in storage to prevent contamination. Raw fibres must meet organic standards, with checks for GMOs and ethical sourcing. Certificates must verify organic status.
GOTS only allows fibres to enter the value chain that are certified according to the standards of the IFOAM family and that have gone through mandatory checks such as GMO and pesticide residue testing. Welcome to the world of GOTS!