The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) integrates all of the textile processing stages, from the fibre to the finished product: the raw fibre must be organic farming certified and all the manufacturing processes involved must be inspected. The aim of this standard is to guarantee the traceability, the use of chemical friendly with the environment and the consumer’s health, to ensure a quality system, a reduction of energy and to respect some social criteria.
100% Certified Organic Cotton
Organic fibres are grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers or potentially toxic pesticides. By building soil fertility, organic farmers help lock CO2 into the soil, helping mitigate climate change. By avoiding potentially toxic pesticides cotton workers benefit by preventing the associated health problems common in non-organic cotton production. Organic cotton is a better quality fibre than standard cotton and it is Hypoallergenic. It does not cause any allergy or irritation when it touches human skin. Avoiding pesticides also reduces production costs and farmer debts. The price of organic includes investments made by farmers who are protecting the environment, maintaining soil fertility, preserving biodiversity and conserving water. This means organic cotton sometimes (but not always) is more expensive because the costs aren’t hidden.”