GOTS updates the rules

New standard for organic cotton certification available by download

Retail Editor 4, March 6, 2014

New York - The Global Organic Textiles Standard, also known as GOTS, as of March 1 has newly published rules for textiles processing involving organic fibers.

Dubbed 4.0, the new version defines criteria through the full processing chain for home textiles and apparel, including spinning, knitting, weaving, wet processing, manufacturing, and trading.

The standard applies to textiles made from a minimum of 70% certified organic fibers.

According to GOTS, the new requirements are practical and technically achievable "even in large scale industrial textile production and for mass market brands and retailers."

GOTS Version 4.0 is available for download in PDF format at: http://www.global-standard.org/the-standard/latest-version.html.

Featured Video

  • Live From New York: Fashion Comes Across the Pond

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT Cover October 2017

See the October 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 25 Online Retailers.  H&TT's exclusive annual ranking of the biggest online sellers of home textiles finds that while pure play etailers continue to fly, bricks & clicks are digging into omnichannel. See details!