There are many people who want to wear organic clothing because of various reasons. For someone heath can be the main reason, for somebody else maybe environmentally concerns or some other ethical issues. For those looking to find truly organic clothes, there are certificates that guarantee that. To get a certificate, a company which produces organic textile has to meet some requirements and standards. GOTS- The Global Organic Textile Standard is the international leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria.
The intention of this standard is to determine the requirements that guarantee organic status of textiles through many phases of processing, such as harvesting of the raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing or labelling. Getting a certification is necessary because with accepted certification manufacturers are enabled to export their organic garments in all major markets.
There are a lot of criteria that must be met. Through all the stages of processing organic fibre products have to be excluded from conventional ways of process and conventional fibre products. Many of the chemical inputs are prohibited, such as aromatic solvents; chlorophenols; all APEOs (i.e. nonylphenol, octylphenol, APEOs terminated with functional groups, APEO-polymers), EDTA, DTPA, NTA, LAS, a-MES; fluorocarbons; formaldehyde and other short-chain aldehydes; genetically modified organisms and their derivates; halogenated solvents; heavy metals; inputs that contain functional nanoparticles; organotin compounds; plasticizers; quaternary ammonium compounds: DTDMAC, DSDMAC and DHTMAC; substances and preparations that are prohibited for application in textiles with a recognised internationally or a nationally valid legal character.