Today, it is recognised as the world leader in textiles made from natural and organic fibres.
GOTS sets the international standards for organic textiles (i.e., cotton, wool, silk and hemp).
It guarantees the organic origin of its materials and, by prohibiting the use of certain chemicals,
ensures socially responsible and environmentally friendly production.
THE GOTS LABEL PROHIBITS THE USE OF:
> Aromatic or halogenated solvents, chlorophenol, detergents, formaldehyde, GMOs, fungicides and biocides.
> Heavy metals and dyes containing metals …
> PVC in accessories (e.g., buttons)
Its reference documents also include social criteria based on the conventions
of the International Labour Organisation (ILT), including those related to FAIR WAGES, WORKERS’ RIGHTS, CHILD LABOUR PROHIBITIONS, AND THE FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND THE RIGHT TO ORGANISE.