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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – Facilities Increase 18% in 2014

May 14, 2015

The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) grew by more than 18% last year, from 3085 facilities in 2013 to 3663 facilities in 2014.

GOTS is recognized worldwide as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. GOTS certified facilities are now located in 64 countries around the world. Growth is evenly spread across all market segments including the mass market and the big brands. GOTS certification enables consumers to purchase items that are certified organic from field to finished product.

“The growth in certifications demonstrates that GOTS has become the standard of choice for brands and retailers to efficiently manage their organic fiber supply chains,” says Claudia Kersten, GOTS Marketing Director. “Certification to GOTS also demonstrates a company’s commitment to sustainability through third party and independent GOTS certification and reference to GOTS on product labels instead of self-claims.”

More details on this growth is available from the GOTS website.

More details on IOAS accreditation of GOTS through the IOAS ias can be found on our GOTS information page.