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  International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)    
Address: Fliederweg 42
67657 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Contact: Marcus Bruegel, Technical Director
Phone: +49-32223720393
web site:
Shipping: Germany
Description: The International Working Group (IWG) on Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was formed as an initiative of leading standard organizations in 2002 with the goal to unify the various existing standards and draft standards which caused confusion with market participants and consumers and were an obstacle to free international trade with organic textiles. The member organizations of the IWG that developed the standard are OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and Joca (Japan). In the meantime the GOTS has already convinced in practical feasibility and turned out to be the leading set of criteria in the field of organically and socially responsible textile processing with more than 2500 facilities certified.
Products / Services: Only textile products (s.a. fiber products, yarns, fabrics, garments, home textiles) with a minimum content of 70% organic fibers (for the label grade 'made with organic' ) can become certified according to GOTS. To achieve certification for the label grade 'organic' a minimum of 95% organic fibers are required. Professional certifiers are assigned with the implementation of the GOTS quality assurance system and will be able to answer questions related to the inspection and certification procedure. The GOTS approved certifiers are listed on
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textiles:GOTS certified
Founded: 2002
Regions: Worldwide

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