GOTS ensures the organic status of textiles from the harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling, in order to provide credible assurances to the consumer. The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70 per cent certified organic natural fibres. The final fibre products may include but are not limited to, yarns, fabrics, clothes and home textiles. However, this standard does not set criteria for leather products.
- Organic cotton is a natural and breathable fibre. Organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, so there are no residues in the fabric when it gets to your nursery. That's good news, especially for soft and sensitive skin.
- Organic cotton instead has a low environmental impact by replenishing and maintaining soil fertility, reducing the use of toxic agents, and building biologically diverse agriculture.
- Certified Organic Cotton uses only dyes which contain no heavy metals and use less water in the dying process. Clothing made from Organic Cotton is softer and free of formaldehyde, which is a chemical commonly used in the garment manufacturing industry.
- Recent climatic changes have made people realized that human impact on the environment will lead to unbearable living conditions. If we want to live in harmony with nature, we should urgently reduce any type of pollution and the use of chemicals.
- Supporting the Organic Cotton Products helps to protect our children's future by reducing the levels of pollution on our planet.