GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard

GOTS  Global Organic Textile Standard

Governing Organization

International Association Natural Textile Industry

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Apparel and Carpets

Issues Covered

Biodegradable and Recycling, Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Organic, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related, Worker Safety

Information from the ITC's Standards Map


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed in a common approach by leading standard setters with the aim to define and establish world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles.

Key Features

* Companies participating in the GOTS certification scheme must comply with all of the standard_x0019_ s principles and requirements.
* GOTS relies on a dual system to check compliance with the relevant criteria consisting of on-site auditing and residue testing.
* Currently, certification requirements are derived from
version *0 of the GOTS standard. The release of... more

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