EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles – an opportunity for organic textiles?

13. April 2022
The EU Commission has recently published the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles. This offers the ambitious vision that in only eight years, by 2030, textile products on the EU market will be long-lived, free of hazardous substances and produced respecting the environment and social...

GOTS Press Release +++ GOTS marks 20th anniversary with all-time high in certified facilities

23. Februar 2022

GOTS Statement on the article in the New York Times from February 13, 2022

15. Februar 2022
Clarification: GOTS is not a farm standard and therefore does not certify cotton. Instead, GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fibre and includes both environmental and social criteria.&nbs...

OCA, GOTS and Textile Exchange expand successful GM cotton testing lab initiative

26. Januar 2022
Global Organic Textile Standard, the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) and Textile Exchange are delighted to announce the renewal of the global ISO IWA 32:2019 proficiency test for a second year in a row, under technical support from Wageningen Food Safety Research. The initiative aims to provide...

Revised GOTS Standard Revision Procedure

17. Januar 2022
Keeping in mind the continuous evolution of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Standard gGmbH has decided, in consultation with and under direction from the GOTS Advisory Council, to revise its Standard revision procedure and make it even more inclusive to all stakeholders. The r...

“Sourcing Your Way” – Meet GOTS online at Texworld New York City

06. Januar 2022
Mark your calendars for 25-27 of January! In two weeks time, you will be able to connect with our GOTS Representative, Lori Wyman, and our most recent staff member Travis Wells, GOTS Protection Officer North America, during virtual booth-visits and panel discussion at Texworld! Don’t miss this op...
new staff at GOTS

IOAS withdraws GOTS accreditation from Onecert

03. Januar 2022
On 22 December 2021, the IOAS Accreditation Body informed GOTS that OneCert lost its accreditation to GOTS with immediate effect. OneCert has requested IOAS arbitration on this issue. Regardless of any such process, the decision to withdraw accreditation to GOTS Scope remains in effect. This mea...
new staff at GOTS

Delisting of 5 Indian Certification Bodies by the European Commission has no impact on GOTS supply chain

17. Dezember 2021
Communication to certified entities dealing with the purchase of certified raw fibres from India Impact of the delisting of 5 Indian Certification Bodies by the European Commission for Category A (Unprocessed plant products) on the GOTS supply chain As you are aware, as a processing standard, G...


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