Annual Report 2012 released

24 May 2013
All informations about development, implementation, verification and promotion of GOTS in 2012 was published in the Annual Report 2012, which you can download here.

Annual Report 2013 released

24 May 2013
All informations about development, implementation, verification and promotion of GOTS in 2013 was published in the Annual Report 2013, which you can download here.

GOTS Tops the 3,000 mark in 2012

24 May 2013
The number of facilities becoming GOTS-certified increased by 11 percent and surpassed the 3,000 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 press release for the globe and with ...


17 May 2013
As ISEAL (the “International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance”) has developed into the global platform for voluntary standards in the field of environmental and social compliance, GOTS decided to join the organization as a subscriber. The collaboration of standard s...

Multiple Shipments on Transaction Certificates

17 May 2013
GOTS and Textile Exchange have updated the joint policy for issuing transaction certificates (TCs). A specific challenge for the practicability of the TC system is that many suppliers generate huge numbers of shipments which may significantly increase the administrative burden and cost if a separ...

GOTS Revision process starts

17 May 2013
On 16th May 2013 the formal revision process to develop GOTS Version 4.0 started with an initial stakeholder input period. Beside the members of the IWG and the approved certifiers, also nineteen stakeholder organisations which operate internationally with expertise in the field of organic prod...

Cottoned-on Briefing in Chinese and Japanese

17 May 2013
Please visit our website and download the briefing in English, German - and new - in Japanese or Chinese.

Cottoned-on Campaign's poll confirms the importance of GOTS, consumers name sustainable processing as key issue

17 May 2013
The joint Soil Association and GOTS Organic Cotton Campaign 'Have you cottoned on yet' recently commissioned a poll to uncover consumer attitudes to cotton in Germany, USA, UK, India and Italy. Consumers were asked what they think shops should provide more information about with regards to the ...

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