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Textile Standards


Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)


GOTS was established in 2005 by the International Working Group and is updated every 3rd year. The standard refers to the entire textile supply chain and therewith currently represents the highest international applicable textile standard. Certifiable products include - but are not limited to - fibre products, yarns, fabrics, garments, fashion textile accessories, textile toys, home textiles, mattresses and bedding products as well as textile personal care products. In order to label an article with GOTS, each site along the GOTS supply chain needs to be certified and the product itself needs to contain a minimum amount of 70% organic fibre material. Due to its strict requirements regarding:

  • chemicals additives
  • limit values
  • environmental management
  • social management
  • documentation and
  • traceability

GOTS is currently the most comprehensive textile standard on sustainability world-wide. http://www.global-standard.org

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IVN BEST


The standard BEST was launched by the International Association of Natural Textile Industry (IVN) and follows, similar to GOTS, strict requirements regarding the fulfilment of environmental criteria as well as the input of chemicals and other additives. Regarding social criteria BEST is even more progressive than GOTS. Additionally, contrary to GOTS, exclusively articles from 100% organic fibre material may become certified.

http://www.naturtextil.com

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Organic Content Standard (OCS)


The standard OCS was established in 2007 by Textile/Organic Exchange and refers in its requirements to the superordinate Content Claim Standard (CCS). In order to label respective articles with OCS, also the complete supply chain has to be certified by OCS. Contrary to GOTS, OCS allows a minimum of 5% organic fibre material in the product. Additionally, blending with conventional cotton or polyester is still allowed. The OCS does neither take social and environmental criteria into account, nor accessories or chemicals. It rather focuses on traceability and verification of organic fibre material within the complete supply chain.

http://www.textileexchange.org

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Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)


The standard RCS was established in 2007 by Textile/Organic Exchange and refers in its requirements to the superordinate Content Claim Standard (CCS). In order to label respective articles with RCS, the complete supply chain has to be certified by RCS. Articles labelled with the RCS-logo must contain a minimum of 5% recycled fibre material in the product. This must originate from either pre- or post-consumer material. The RCS does neither take into account social and environmental criteria, nor accessories or chemicals. It rather focuses on traceability and verification of recycled fibre material within the complete supply chain.
Please note: based on competencies and resources, we currently exclusively offer RCS in entities in Bangladesh.

http://www.textileexchange.org

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