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GOTS is the procurement standard of choice

Zuletzt aktualisiert: Montag, 20. April 2015 22:31

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Leading organizations like Greenpeace International and Swiss Olympics have adopted GOTS as the gold standard for their natural fibre product procurement policies.

Greenpeace International, known for its intense scrutiny of the international textile industry’s processing practices as part of its Detox Campaign, announced its cotton-based “Textile procurement policy” on October 12, 2012.
It calls for all cotton-based textiles purchased by Greenpeace International (including T-shirts, sweatshirts, trousers, and bags that can be used by volunteers, activists, or staff within the organization), to be made from 100% organic, fair-trade raw materials and to have GOTS or equivalent certification.
Swiss Olympic, the umbrella organization for the Swiss sporting associations and National Olympic Committee announced its “Guideline on Textiles” in 2011 and updated the guideline in 2017. The German language versions of the guideline "Richtlinie Bekleidung genähte Produkte" and further detailed information "Informationen Richtlinien" are also available for download. The policy calls for products containing more than 75% natural fibres to be certified according to GOTS or an equivalent. It also calls for factories to be in “low-risk” countries or be certified to SA 8000 labour standards, and the natural fibres must be certified to the FLO Fair Trade Standard or the equivalent.

In addition, the the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defence Council highlights GOTS in its discussion of how textiles companies are reducing their impacts on the environment. The organization notes that “GOTS standards are also crossing over to conventional clothing. As companies attempt to get a handle on their suppliers and maintain quality control, the list of environmental criteria is coming in handy. While consumers won't see a GOTS tag on conventional cotton jeans, some companies are asking suppliers to use only GOTS-certified dyes and chemicals on conventional cotton clothing.”

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 - 24 April 2013

Zuletzt aktualisiert: Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 2014 22:54

The number of facilities becoming certified to GOTS increased 11 percent to surpass the 3000 mark in 2012, growing from 2,714 facilities in 2011 to 3,016 facilities in 2012, according to new data from the GOTS International Working Group. Please see the below press releases for the globe and with addtional region specific facts for more information.

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 world, (Engl.)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 world, (Spanish)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 for China, (Engl.)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 for China, (Chinese)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, (German)

GOTS Annual Presse Release 2012 for India, (Engl.)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 for Japan, (Engl.)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 for Japan, (Jap.)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 for UK, (Engl.)

GOTS Annual Press Release 2012 for USA, (Engl.)

BioFach India 29 Nov-01 Dec 2012: GOTS is Supporter

Zuletzt aktualisiert: Sonntag, 03. Februar 2013 23:16

In order to create more awareness among Indian Textile Industry and consumers about the need and benefits of using organic fibres as well as environmentally and socially responsible textile production systems the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is participating as an official supporter in Biofach India 2012, to be held in Bangalore from 29th November to 1st December 2012. All exhibitors and visitors to BioFach India are cordially invited to meet with our Representative, Sumit Gupta, at Booth N° A-17.
Please read the organiser’s pre event write-up and visit the website www.biofach-india.com for all related information about the show

Biofach Japan 21 to 23 November 2012

Zuletzt aktualisiert: Freitag, 09. November 2012 14:39

Please be invited to the Biofach Japan at Tokyo Big Sight exibition centre GOTS und JOCA booth (East Hall 5-23) and to the Organic Textile Street Panel Discussion by JOCA & GOTS "Organic Cotton is our future" with Kazuhiko Mori, Chieko Watanabe and Yoshiko Ikoma on 22. Nov, 1:30 pm at Room 1 (East Hall 1).