gots-logo rgb-4screenThe Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of accessories is limited in accordance with ecological aspects as well. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria.

In 2012 IOAS accredited Bioagricert for control and certification activity according to GOTS standard for the following scopes:

  • Certification of mechanical textile processing and manufacturing operations and their products (scope 1) 
  • Certification of wet processing and finishing operations and their products (scope 2)
  • Certification of trading operations and related products (scope 3) 


List of relevant changes GOTS_V4

Bioagricert Guidelines for GOTS certification_EN

Annex 2 GOTS Foreign seats

M 221 application Form Textile EN



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