Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
The mission of GOTS is to develop, implement, verify, protect and promote the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This standard sets the requirements for the entire supply chain for both environmental and working conditions in textile and apparel production that uses organically produced raw materials. Textiles must consist of at least 70% organically produced natural fibers and meet other criteria of the standard in order to carry the GOTS seal ("made with x% organic"). From 95% organic content, the suffix "organic" is awarded. Throughout the supply chain, there is a further focus on the regulated use of chemicals (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries), these must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. Minimum social criteria must also be met within each link in the production chain and are also monitored by independent certification bodies.