Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard is recognized as the most important standards for sustainable production of garments and textiles made from natural fibers from organic farming as organic cotton or organic wool. The following can be certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard: Textile products; Chemical products for the textile industry; Manufacturing activity

The Global Organic Textile Standard was developed by leading international organizations in organic agriculture in order to guarantee the consumer that organic textile products are obtained in compliance with stringent environmental and social criteria applied at all levels of production, from the collection in the field of natural fibers to the subsequent manufacturing phases, up to the labeling of the finished product.
Global Organic Textile Standard, responding to the strong demand for common production criteria by the industry and the distribution of textile and clothing products, has obtained a vast international recognition that allows those who produce and sell organic textile products to have available a certification accepted in all the main markets.
The following are certifiable according to Global Organic Textile Standard:

  • textile products
  • manufacturing activities
  • chemicals for the textile industry.

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Global Recycle Standard

Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certifies products obtained from recycled materials and manufacturing activities. Enhance products made with recycled materials, in compliance with environmental and social criteria extended to all stages of the production chain

The Global Recycled Standard is promoted by Textile Exchange, one of the most important non-profit organizations that internationally promote responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector.
With this standard, Textile Exchange recognizes the fundamental importance of recycling for the growth of a model of sustainable production and consumption; aims to encourage the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and to increase the quality of recycled products.
The Global Recycled Standard provides for the issue of a third party verified environmental statement which proves:

  • the content of recycled materials of their products (both intermediate and finished)
  • compliance with environmental and social criteria in all of the production chain.

All products that are composed of at least 20% of pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled materials can be Global Recycled Standard certified.

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