What our new certification means for your comfort.
Over the past few decades, organic products have been gaining popularity due to their benefits towards the environment and personal health. While organic standards for products such as food and cosmetics are well-known, organic textiles’ criteria can be blurry.
That’s why the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed, boasting a mission to ensure the development, implementation, verification, protection, and promotion of organic textiles. The ultimate vision of GOTS is that organic fabrics will become a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s health and the environment.
What is GOTS?
GOTS is the world's leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, ensuring that independent certification is awarded for the entire supply chain. GOTS defines organic textiles as containing a minimum organic fibre content, being processed with the least possible amount of environmental impact, and are under strict controls on natural and synthetic chemical inputs.
What makes GOTS different?
GOTS is a dynamic standard, fostering constant progress towards the development of better textile processing. Continuous improvement is made possible through collaboration with international stakeholders, chemical suppliers, farming and environmental organizations, workers’ rights groups, and labour unions.
Additionally, developing an international standard helps to remove barriers to international trade. Having one common standard means that textile processors and manufacturers can export their fabrics and garments with one organic certification accepted in all major markets. This transparency also gives consumers the power to choose truly organic products sourced from green supply chains.
Skylark+Owl Linen Co.’s GOTS Certified Flannel
Our luxurious soft flannel sheets are developed with considerations for ecology, sustainability, and protection of the environment, therefore certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard.
With growing concerns surrounding fast-fashion, unsustainable practices, and environmental impacts of mass manufacturing, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not sure how to shop online ethically. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) aims to eliminate ambiguity and clearly define environmental standards criteria.
The benefits of having one common standard ensures that textile processors and manufacturers can export their fabrics with an organic certification recognized and respected in all significant markets. This transparency grants the power to select genuine organic products from sustainable supply chains to the consumer.