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Since 2015 GARY MASH® is a certified trader.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Key criteria for processing and manufacturing include:
Technical Quality and Human Toxicity Criteria
Minimum Social Criteria
A textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres.
Minimum social criteria based on the key norms of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) must be met by all processors and manufacturers. They must have a social compliance management wiith defined elements in place to ensure that the social criteria can be met.
Employment is freely chosen
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
Working conditions are safe and hygienic
Child labour must not be used
Working hours are not excessive
No discrimination is practised
Regular employment is provided
Harsh or inhumane treatment is prohibited
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