GOTS stands for him„Worldwide Organic Textile standard“ and if a worldwide known certification is for textile products from ecological and socially acceptable production. GOTS considers the whole production chain, from the raw material production on the biology-cotton fields up to the packaging. With every working step it is respected to environmentally friendly procedures, health-acceptable materials and social standards.
In addition, the social standards of the ILO (International Labour Organisation) are regarded as a minimum standard and guarantee fair wages, occupational safety and freedom of association, protection against toxic chemicals, prohibition of forced labour, child labour, as well as ill-treatment and discrimination. But GOTS goes beyond that, for example, fire prevention and evacuation exercises are also required. Animal welfare is also supported by the use of fibres from controlled biological animal husbandry.
Our GOTS certified products are carefully marked by us in the product description so that no confusion arises during purchase.
Large amounts of artificial fertilizers and pesticides are used worldwide in the cultivation of conventional cotton. About 25% of the world's insecticide and 10% of pesticide use is in cotton cultivation, although this represents only 4% of the total arable area. For each T-shirt, for example, about 150 grams of poison land on the cotton growing fields. Excessive use of chemicals reduces soil fertility and pests become more resistant.
Organic cotton, on the other hand, is grown in accordance with established standards. Controlled organic agriculture prohibits the use of toxic and non-degradable chemical-synthetic pesticides and fertilizers so that soils and groundwater are no longer contaminated. The use of genetically modified organisms is also prohibited.