The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide
leading textile processing standard for organic fibres,
including ecological and social criteria, backed up by
independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
5.0 was published on 1st of March 2017, 3 years after the
Version 4.0 was introduced and 12 years after the launch of the
1st Version. The high ecological and social requirements as well
as worldwide practicability and verifiability were considered in
the revision work, in order to achieve a reliable and
transparent set of criteria.
The information in this
section provides an overview of the content and basic
requirements of the standard. It does not reflect all criteria
of the standard and can therefore not be used for any official