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Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Report Shows Use Soaring

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54


Textile Exchange Logo According to the July Textile Exchange 2013 “Organic Cotton Report,” the Top 10 organic cotton users in the world were: H&M, C&A, Puma, Nike, Decathlon, Tchibo, Coop Swiss, Target, Williams-Sonoma, and Inditex (Zara). In 2013, the amount of organic cotton the companies had to use to make it to the list increased 50% from two to three million pounds! The Top Ten organic cotton producing countries in 2013 were: India, China, Turkey, Tanzania, the U.S., Burkina Faso, Egypt, Mali, Uganda, and Peru. While there was a 21% drop in global production, that figure is likely to go down with the formation of a coalition of enthusiasts formed to push for change. Organic cotton was grown on approximately 215,133 hectares in 18 countries.

Download the press release here: textileexchange.org



Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54


IFOAM logo GOTS has become an affiliate member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), given its globally-recognized standard for the processing of organic fibers and the organization’s commitment to the organic movement. IFOAM has formally recognized and endorsed GOTS, and requests governments to refrain from establishing other national organic textile processing standards.

For more information, please visit: www.ifoam.org


New LCA from TE: Organic Cotton Proven to Cause Less Environmental Damage than Conventional Cotton

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54


The LCA of Organic Cotton Fiber Cover According to the Textile Exchange, data from its November “Life Cycle Assessment of Organic Cotton Fiber” proves that organic cotton causes less environmental damage than conventional cotton. The most significant findings when comparing organic cotton to conventional are: 46% reduced global warming potential, 70% less acidification potential, 26% reduced eutrophication potential (soil erosion), 91% reduced blue water consumption, and 62% reduced primary energy demand. The study is based on data from producer groups located in the top five countries of organic cotton cultivation which account for 97% of global organic cotton production: India, China, Turkey, Tanzania, and the U.S. The analysis was funded by GOTS and 13 other Textile Exchange member organizations.

Read more and download report here


GOTS Flyer "COMPARE - from field to fashion"

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

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Following up on the very successful joint Soil Association/GOTS "Cottoned On" campaign GOTS has now released a new consumer flyer based on the Cottoned On Infographic. The flyer includes a QR Code directly linking to the new Simple Show Video and highlights the benefits of certified organic textiles.

You can download the Flyer here or send an email to to order printed copies (minimum quantitiy 100) which shall be invoiced at the cost price.


GOTS Flyer "Vergleiche - vom Feld bis zum Shop"

Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 September 2018 12:41

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Basierend auf der Infografik unserer "Cottoned On" Kampagne, die wir zusammen mit der Soil Association durchgeführt haben, gibt es nun den neuen Flyer "Vergleiche - Vom Feld bis zum Shop". Er enthält auch einen QR-Code Link zum neuen Simple Show Clip. Beide Medien erklären sehr anschaulich und kurz die Vorteile von GOTS und helfen dabei, GOTS Produkte anhand des korrekten Labelling zu identifizieren.

Der Flyer steht als Ansichts-PDF hier zum download bereit. Sie können auch gerne per E-Mail an gedruckte Exemplare (Mindestmenge 100) zum Selbstkostenpreis bestellen.