The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed in a common approach by leading standard setters with the aim to define and establish world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles.
The GOTS standard applies to fiber products, yarns, fabrics, clothes and home textiles. In principle, any product that can be considered as a textile product is covered under the scope of GOTS. Leather products are not covered. A product can only be certified and labeled only as a whole (with a GOTS label indicating: organic’ or made with organic’ ).
The Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group (IWG) consists of four member organizations:
International Association Natural Textile Industry (IVN), Germany