A GOTS-certification on a product means that the product is certified all the way, in every step, from the organic cotton cultivation to dyeing, production, handling and storage. Only then can the product carry the GOTS logo together with a certification number for identification.
What is GOTS?
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. The GOTS certification shows environmental thinking and social responsibility throughout the chain, from cultivation, preparation and production to finished product.
The GOTS label shows that the product is made from organically grown raw material, ie cotton from certified organic cotton growers who get paid fairly and can live on their salary. Around the organic cotton farm it is a good environment, no pesticides are allowed, water quality is protected and soil erosion is prevented.
GOTS has strict limitations for the use of chemicals. The GOTS certification shows that the products are completely free of harmful substances and have been so throughout the production chain up to the finished product. When dyeing the products, the colors do not contain any toxins that are harmful to humans or the environment.
For a GOTS certification, there are regulations regarding to the working environment and social rights for those who work in the various stage of manufacturing. Workers are adults who can live on their wages, who have development opportunities regardless of gender and freely may express opinions. With a GOTS-labeled product you can rest assured that the product is fairly produced, that workers are paid fairly and work under good working conditions.
The entire process, from cotton cultivation to production and storage of products, is checked annually by special certification bodies to ensure that everything is done according to GOTS policies. No deviations may be made if the final product is to be labeled with GOTS.
The GOTS brand is also a quality stamp. In order for a product to be labeled with GOTS, the product must meet specific quality requirements in terms of for example wash fastness and shrinkage.
The end result is organic products of the highest quality that have not been in contact with harmful chemicals and therefore are just as kind to children as they are to the environment. Products that we are proud of and hope you will enjoy.
Here is a clip that present the GOTS-certificate and how it works.