What is the GOTS certification?
Can fashion ever be sustainable? Not in the conventional way, so the short answer is no, but we can take precautions to make clothing production as environmentally friendly as possible. GOTS-certified organic cotton is organic fiber that requires factories and brands to adhere to the strictest environmental and social requirements. It is a good indicator of ethical fashion. As part of our DNA, BY GARMENT MAKERS has a consistent GOTS certification. This high standard certification of clothing is not a one-time approval but is evaluated and verified annually by an independent certification organization. This keeps us mindful of consistently producing clothing that minimizes harm to nature and the people involved. An essential part of GOTS is that it imposes strict documentation requirements. The entire chain is subject to a range of stringent criteria to ensure consumer and clothing manufacturer safety. In brief, GOTS certification looks at the environmental and social aspects of production - processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, trading, and distribution of textiles.
GOTS - the golden star of organic
GOTS can be used to trace a product from start to finish. With the GOTS label inside the products, you can see the manufacturer's name, ensuring their GOTS certification.
BY GARMENT MAKERS chose to obtain GOTS certification to ensure customers the most ethical and organic products possible. The organic cotton in BY GARMENT MAKERS' menswear is cultivated under as natural conditions as possible, ensuring longer and stronger fibers. Because of the stronger fibers, the clothes retain their shape after washing, making it a durable material. Today, many brands market an organic standard, although not all textiles are produced with a particularly high percentage of organic cotton. The label "organic cotton" may actually mean that the finished product contains no more than 10% organic cotton. In comparison, GOTS certification guarantees you at least 70% organic cotton.
Partners with same values
Every single step in the manufacturing must be GOTS certified, all the way from the processing of fibers to the company that sells the product.
We cooperate with the best factories and people in the world that opt out of the “conventional” fashion business and share our mission of changing the fashion industry for the better.
• No toxic chemicals
• No child labor
• Restricted working hours and compensation
for working more than 8 hours a day
• Fair wages and holiday agreement
• Strict demands on environmental aspects
• Health and safety guidelines
Farmers must also be certified according to international organic farming standards.
Aiming for environmental sustainability, GOTS standard practices avoid all harmful chemicals. The cottons are grown without the use of pesticides from seeds that have not been genetically modified. Chemical-free agricultural land stays fertile much longer than hampered land, giving organic farmers a longer cotton commodity lifespan. Not to mention, the workers can live under healthier conditions with clean water and food supplies.
The GOTS certification is of great importance to obtaining organic clothing. It is crucial to us that our suppliers are also GOTS certified suppliers, as we always use GOTS certified organic materials in our collections.
Color technology and chemicals
Even the dyeing technology we use in production is GOTS-certified, meaning we use 70% fewer chemicals compared to conventional clothing production. We honor GOTS for helping the fashion industry ensure safe and healthy products for workers, consumers, and the planet.
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