Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:41
The Licensing and Labelling Guide specifies the licensing conditions for companies participating in the GOTS Program and defines the corresponding Licence Fees. It further sets the requirements for the use of the registered trademark 'Global Organic Textile Standard' (GOTS logo) in order to ensure correct and consistent application on products as well as in advertisements, catalogues or other publications. The latest issue of the Licensing and Labelling Guide has been released on 08 May 2017.
Summary information on the prerequisites which must be met before GOTS labelling and referencing can be used is provided in the section 'How to get products labelled'.
The complete licensing conditions as well as the requirements related to the label application including the design specifications are specified in the Licensing and Labelling Guide.
The current issue, released on 08 May 2017 (updated with the modernised GOTS logo on 14 August 2018) is available for download in PDF format: Licensing and Labelling Guide.
The latest issue of the Licensing & Labelling Guide has directives related to the labelling of 'Combined Products', where all other requirements remain unchanged from the previous issue of 1 March 2016. The document available for download from 14 August 2018 has the modernised GOTS logo.
Some recent changes in the Licencing & Labelling Guide of 1 March 2016 compared to the issue released 1 March 2015 include:
The changes and additions made reflect the current implementation policy of the labelling and licensing policy already respective do not require a certain implementation period. Accordingly the new issue becomes effective with the day of release.
The current issue of the Licensing and Labelling Guide is now avaiable in other languages in our download section.