Who are GOTS?
GOTS or the Global Organic Textile Standard are a world leader in certifying organic fabrics from farm to factory. As an organisation, GOTS play a vital role in the production and transparency of the organic textiles supply chain.
Why is organic cotton so important to our planet and to Ever Green Zero?
When we decided to manufacture a range of reusable produce bags, we didn’t just want to solve the problem consumers were currently facing: using a single use, flimsy plastic bag typically found in abundance in the fruit and veg section of all supermarkets, but we wanted to ensure that the fabric used to make these bags were :
- Organically farmed
- No harm to the cotton farmer or local ecology
- Traceable and certifiably organic
Organic farming actively benefits the environment which is why GOTS are so important to us. Firstly the cotton farmers are not exposed to chemicals that are harmful to their health. Local eco-systems aren’t subjected or exposed to unnatural practices either as solutions are put in place that respect farmers and the local eco systems.
The Global Organic Textile Standard will only ever give their certification to farms that are committed to the GOTS standards.