The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers through covering social, chemical and environmental requirements in every stage of processing units.
The objectives of GOTS:
The aim of this Standard is to define requirements to ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
The GOTS is intended for use with any product that contains at least 70% organic natural fiber. Each stage of production is required to be certified, beginning at the processing stage and ending at the last seller in the final business-to-business transaction.
The GOTS certification process:
Application and contract
You can apply online for the GOTS Certification or complete the Application form and return it to GCL International Ltd. head office or one of our local office. We will use the application details to produce a quotation.
Once the quotation has been accepted, we will ask you to return a signed copy of the quotation and our Scheme Rules.
Preparation for the Initial GOTS Certification Audit
The following documents are supplied prior to the initial certification:
Initial certification audit
Following the completion of the inspection, a report detailing the findings is provided. Subject to the closure of any non-conformances or findings (if any), a Scope Certificate is issued.
Whenever the client wishes to have its artwork approved, the proposed artwork and Labelling Release form shall be submitted to GCL International for approval.
Re-assessment or Annual Audit
For more information about GOTS and its certification process please contact us by telephone or email.
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