World standard for natural textiles
Since 2005 Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) label is awarded by International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard (IWG) having been founded in 2002. The label and its criteria were developed by its member organisations Wort , OTA , Soil Association and JOCA .
Aim was and still is to realise a harmonised and worldwide recognised standard and test method for organic textiles.
By now the GOTS criteria have been revised and refined a cpuple of times, so in March 2017 GOTS version 5.0 became effective. Transition time of changing from version 4.0 to version 5.0 amounts to a years and thus has to have taken place by March 2018. (s. also news section on this page).
The GOTS label is rewarded in 2 gradings depending on how many percentage certified ecological fibres/materials were applied.