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GOTS on Europe's political agenda

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 08:39
GOTS on Europe s political agenda

Upon invitation to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit conference in May organized by the Scandinavian fashion industry’s social and environmental initiative NICE, GOTS investigated government policy options for a sustainable fashion industry together with other stakeholder organizations and high ranking  EU officials.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:29

As widely reported in the U.S. media, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a policy memorandum in May 2011 on ‘Labelling of textiles that contain organic ingredients’. The memo clarifies that labelling of textile products as ‘organic’ requires both the use of textile fibres produced and certified under the National Organic Program (NOP) as well as full third-party certification of the final product. Because the NOP criteria are difficult to apply to processing of textiles, the USDA explicitly recognises the GOTS certification labelling grade ‘organic’ as meeting this new requirement. In regard to ‘made with organic’, NOP Deputy Administrator Miles McEvoy later clarified that ‘made with organic’ is also a codified labelling category under NOP (as it is under GOTS). Accordingly, it may only be used for textile products that are made with at least 70% NOP-certified organic fibres and fully certified NOP or GOTS.


Spotlight on the use of NPEs

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 08:39

... in chemicals and related quality assurance measures in GOTS

Spotlight on the use of NPEs

The findings of the investigations launched by Greenpeace in their Dirty Laundry reports, as part of the current Detox campaign, demonstrate the urgent need to eliminate the use of hazardous chemical inputs in the manufacturing of textiles such as Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs).

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News until summer 2012

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 13:05

July/August 2012
Please be invited to meet with
GOTS representative for Germany, Switzerland and Austria and Marketing Project Manager Claudia Kersten, at the following fairs that include the exhibition of eco-textiles:

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