Global Organic Textile Standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard is a globally applied standard for the processing of textiles made from biologically produced natural fibres. It defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain as well as social criteria.
The Global Organic Textile Standard has been recognized as the primar standard worlwide – for the processing of textiles from biologically generated natural fibres.
GOTS is marked by a high level of environmental requirements, in terms of the entire textile production chain. The same holds for the social criteria that have to be met. The standard covers all steps, from the extraction of textile raw fibres to environmentally acceptable and socially responsible manufacturing up to the labelling and the distribution and sale of products.
All chemical additions (e.g. dyes, chemical agents, special chemicals) have to be examined before use. They have to meet the basic requirements in terms of toxicity and biodegradability.
No heavy metals
It is prohibited to use additional substances, e.g. heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents or genetically altered organisms (GVO) and their enzymes.
Ecological printing procedures
Corrosive printing procedures containing aromatic solvents and plastisol printing using phthalates and PVC are not allowed.
The packacking must not include PVC. All packacking consisting of paper and cardboard, hanging tags, banderoles, etc. have to be either certified by FSC or PEFC or have to come from recycling.
SOCIAL. GREEN. FASHION.
If you wish for clothing that is not only beautiful and comfortable to wear, but also produced eco-friendly and fair, Brands WORKWEAR are the right choice. The majority of our articles carry the GOTS label, a white shirt on green.
The Fairtrade Label guarantees for stable minimum prices to improve the living and working conditions of cotton farmers. A fair trade for a fair world!