The goal of GOTS® is to provide certainty to the consumer. GOTS® wants you to be able to vie the consumer certainty they buy a product that is produced under the right conditions. To achieve this GOTS® has 3 pillars:
- A social policy, from the farmer to the trader.
- All chemicals must be GOTS® certified.
- High-level environmental criteria throughout the supply chain.
The rules of GOTS® prescribe that workers have the right to, for example, free choice of work and the right to negotiate. There must be no child labor and work must be carried out under safe and hygienic conditions. In addition, workers should receive a living wage and should not work excessive hours.
Chemicals such as dyes, printing inks or bleaches are tested for degradability and toxic heavy metals are prohibited.
GOTS® also sets strict requirements for the production process. For example, factories must use sustainable methods to reduce, for example, waste water and energy consumption must be kept as low as possible.
The GOTS® trademark may only be used if a product consists of at least 70% organic fibers. The organic fibers must also be separated from the regular fibers.
A product that consists of at least 70% organic fibers may carry the label grade "Made with Organic".
The remaining components in both label grades can consist of, for example, regular fibers, glue, buttons or yarn.
At FF-PACKAGING we carry the label grade "Organic". This means that a product consists of at least 95% organic fibers.
Every product that is sold must be provided with a license number. With this number you can see where the GOTS® certified product comes from.
Our license number is: CU 1016127
You can enter this number in the GOTS® database. This is on the website: