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

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

26 January 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...
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Revised GOTS Standard Revision Procedure

17 January 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...

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