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Understanding GOTS® certification: What It means for your clothing

Understanding GOTS® certification: What It means for your clothing

When it comes to making sustainable choices for your wardrobe, certifications like the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) are invaluable. GOTS is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. But what does it mean for your clothing to be GOTS certified, and why should it matter to you as a conscious consumer? Let's delve into understanding GOTS certification and its significance.

What is GOTS Certification?

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a textile production certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes, and other chemical inputs during the production process of textiles. It's internationally recognized and trusted, and guarantees that the textile product is made of at least 70% organic fibers.

GOTS takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability, not just concerning the materials used but also in terms of the environmental impact, labor conditions, and social criteria involved in the production process. Here are the key aspects:

  • Environmental Criteria: GOTS certified textiles must be made with 70-95% organic fibers. All chemical inputs (e.g., dyes, auxiliaries) must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of ingredients must also take into account the entire production chain - from harvesting to manufacturing, packaging, and labeling, all the way to distribution.
  • Social Criteria: GOTS also insists on maintaining responsible and ethical conditions for labor. The standard upholds key norms of the International Labour Organisation, such as no child or forced labor, safe and hygienic working conditions, fair wages, and more.

Why is GOTS Certification Important?

GOTS certification is significant for several reasons. Here are a few:

  1. Safeguards your health: Since GOTS prohibits the use of toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, GMOs, and other hazardous substances in the production process, it ensures that your clothes are free from harmful residues that could be absorbed by your skin.
  2. Protects the environment: GOTS certified production respects the environment through each stage of manufacturing. It restricts the use of harmful chemicals, encourages the use of organic fibers, and upholds strict waste water treatment practices.
  3. Ensures social responsibility: With GOTS, you can be sure that the people involved in making your clothes are treated fairly and work in safe conditions.
  4. Promotes conscious consumerism: By choosing GOTS certified clothing, you are supporting responsible manufacturing practices and making a conscious decision to minimize your environmental footprint.

What Does GOTS Certification Mean for Setcomforts?

At Setcomforts, we proudly partner with a GOTS certified manufacturer as part of our unwavering commitment to sustainable, responsible fashion. The GOTS certification of our clothing means that our production process meets the stringent environmental and social criteria outlined by the standard. It assures you that every Setcomforts garment you purchase has been made with care for both people and the planet.

By choosing Setcomforts' products, you are not just investing in high-quality, organic clothing that's good for you, but also contributing to the betterment of our planet and the welfare of our workers. Now, that's a choice you can feel good about!

Remember, the choices we make as consumers have an impact. By understanding certifications like GOTS, we can align our purchases with our values. Opting for GOTS certified garments, like those offered by Setcomforts, is a step towards a more sustainable and socially responsible wardrobe.

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