GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard
GOTS is an international standard for organic clothing and textiles. GOTS consist of 100% organic raw materials. Clothing and textiles with this label have to consist of at least 70% organic fibres. The percentage is indicated on the label. Through the entire chain – from harvesting of raw materials, via the socially responsible production through to labelling, packaging and distribution – compliance with the strict standards for organic textiles. This global standard provides for the use of environmental friendly chemicals and water purification systems within the factories. The GOTS certification also requires the company to comply to the social criteria for cotton cultivation and its processing into a substance. This includes things like minimum wages, the prohibition of child labour and a safe and hygienic working environment. Schijvens, in its partner group, has production sites that work according to the GOTS standard.