SUSTAINABILITY LABEL
GOTS

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the internationally leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, supported by the independent certification of the entire textile chain. HeboVanDijk is GOTS certified.

GOAL OF THE GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD

The goal of the GOTS standard is to ensure the organic status of textiles throughout the production chain for the end user: from the cultivation and harvesting of the raw materials, the environmentally and socially responsible production up to and including the labelling of a finished product, which consists of at least 70% organic, natural fibres, such as cotton.

CERTIFICATION OF THE ENTIRE TEXTILE CHAIN

Fibre producers must be certified in accordance with a recognised international or national organic farming standard accepted in the country where the final product is sold. These standards contain strict criteria relating, among other things, to the use of pesticides and fertilisers and the handling of safe working conditions.

However, the GOTS standard goes further than just containing organically grown fibres. Post-harvest processors, manufacturers and traders must adhere to strict criteria with regard to the use of chemicals, water and energy consumption and working conditions (in accordance with the requirements of the International Labour Organization). The animation below provides more insight into the GOTS standard.

GOTS LABEL-CLASS 1:
'ORGANIC'

≥ 95% biological fibers,
≤ 5% non-organic natural
or synthetic fibres

GOTS LABEL-CLASS 2:
'MADE WITH ORGANIC'

≥ 70% biological fibers,
≤ 30% non-organic natural or synthetic fibres containing up to 10% synthetic fibres (as long as the raw materials used for this purpose have not been recycled)

APPLICATION STANDARD
AT HEBOVANDIJK

HeboVanDijk supplies various articles under the GOTS label ‘organic’, made from 100% organic cotton, such as washcloths, bath mats, bathrobes, kitchen towels, block cloths, blankets, tablecloths and napkins. Yearly inspection of our GOTS certification takes place by certification body Control Union Certifications B.V.. Our GOTS articles can always be recognized by the mandatory label with GOTS logo, reference to Control Union and our certification number 829448.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES?

HeboVanDijk is certified for the sustainability labels GOTS, GRS and OCS/OCS Blended. In addition, we supply bathwear that is produced under the Fairtrade Cotton conditions. Would you like to know more about sustainable textiles? Visit our Sustainability page or contact our sales department.

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