Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading certification system for organic textiles and clothing, and its importance cannot be overstated. Increasingly consumers are becoming concerned about the impact of the fashion industry on the environment, and the use of organic textiles is becoming more and more important. This is where GOTS comes in.

GOTS is an international standard that sets strict guidelines for the production of organic textiles and clothing. It covers everything from the sourcing of raw materials, to the manufacturing process, and the labelling of the finished product. This ensures that clothing made from organic textiles is not only environmentally friendly but also ethically produced.

One of the key benefits of GOTS certification is that it provides assurance to consumers that the clothing they are buying is truly organic. This is important because there are many textiles that are marketed as “organic,” but do not meet the strict standards set by GOTS. By choosing clothing that has been certified by GOTS, consumers can be sure that they are supporting sustainable and responsible fashion practices.

Here are 5 key things you need to know about GOTS

  1. Definition: GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is a globally recognized certification for organic textiles and clothing.
  2. Scope: GOTS covers the entire supply chain, from the cultivation of raw materials to the final product, to ensure organic, sustainable, and socially responsible practices.
  3. Requirements: GOTS sets strict standards for the use of organic fibres, chemical inputs, and environmental impact, as well as for social and labour conditions in production facilities.
  4. Benefits: GOTS certification provides consumers with assurance that the clothing they purchase is made from organic fibres and produced in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible.
  5. Recognition: GOTS is recognized by leading textile and fashion brands, retailers, and governments around the world, making it one of the most widely adopted and respected standards for organic textiles and clothing.

Top 5 great GOTS-approved garments for your next staff onboarding pack or promotion:

  1. Branded Organic HoodieA Stella Organic Hoodie This Quality hoodie is a unisex hoodie made from premium brushed 300gsm fleece, 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester. Designed specifically for branding, this hoodie is definitely the best eco-conscious choice. 
  2. Organic Promotional T-ShirtEssential Rocker Sustainable Tee This unisex-fit tee is a tubular 150gsm sustainable tee made from 100% organic cotton. It offers a relaxed and contemporary fit and comes branded with your logo or artwork by either print or embroidery. 
  3. Branded Vegan Tote BagVegan S&S Tote Bag This vegan tote bag turns recycled waste materials into an eco-friendly promotional item making it an ideal choice for brands seeking to promote sustainability and reduce waste. This tote bag has a large branding area and features long handles.
  4. Organic Promotional Zip HoodieOrganic Essentials Unisex Zip Hoodie An easy-to-wear, PETA-approved unisex zip-through hoodie sweatshirt made from premium 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester. This popular 300gsm hoodie features single Jersey hood lining, flatlock stitching, and matt silver trims. 
  5. Sustainable Promotional JumperA Stand Up Eco Jumper Quality unisex crew neck jumper from the popular Stanley & Stella Eco Range. Crafted in premium brushed 350gsm 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester, it features durable twin-needle topstitching. Designed specifically for branding and the eco-conscious.