Organic Practices

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a comprehensive certification for organic textiles, ensuring that from seed to final product, each stage of the production process is environmentally and socially responsible. This standard emphasizes traditional farming methods and ecological processes, focusing on minimizing the use of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers to protect the natural balance of the environment.

Key aspects of GOTS certification include:

Environmental Responsibility: GOTS ensures that all materials and processes used in textile production are environmentally friendly. This includes the use of organic fibres, reduced water consumption, and minimal chemical usage.

Social Responsibility: The standard also focuses on fair labour practices throughout the supply chain, ensuring that workers are treated fairly and work in safe conditions.

Monitoring the Supply Chain: GOTS certification requires strict monitoring of the entire supply chain. This means from the cultivation of the starting seed, through the manufacturing process, to the finished yarn, every element is scrutinized to ensure compliance with the standard.

Eco-friendly Dyes and Packaging: The standard mandates the use of eco-friendly dyes, labels, and packaging, further reducing the environmental impact.

Organic Yarns: Only organic yarns that meet the GOTS certification criteria are used, ensuring the final textile product is of the highest organic standard.

For more information about the GOTS certification, you can visit their official website at Global Organic Textile Standard. Additionally, for insights into sustainable farming practices, including the cultivation of organic cotton, the Soil Association website at Soil Association is a valuable resource. This organization provides extensive information on organic farming methods, benefits, and their impact on the environment and society.