Beyond the strict chemical restrictions, GOTS also requires environmental management plans and wastewater treatment at all wet processing units. GOTS has limit values for residues from unintentional contamination and social compliance criteria that correspond to the International Labor Organization (ILO). With GOTS, we know that every step of the process is monitored to ensure safety, all the way down to the smallest details, for humans and the environment on both a local and global scale.
Much of our cotton is also Fair Trade Certified™, which means that our partners provide traceable and transparent supply chains, and ensure sustainable livelihoods to the people who create our products. It’s another step we’re happy to take in order to stay connected to our global community, reminding us how many hands it takes to bring each textile into our homes.