GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and is the worldwide leading textile certification.   The entire production process from harvesting to production, packaging and distribution complies with the strict standards for organic cotton.   The label also includes compliance with strict social criteria during the cotton cultivation and production till yarns.  This includes fair/living wages, no child labour and a safe and hygienic working environment for all employees.  Along with the long list of social criteria, prohibition of the use of toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their enzymes is a fundamental part to GOTS certification.

For information on what criteria needs to be satisfied for the manufacturing process to be classified as GOTS certified, see the link below: