Fine Cotton Factory has completed the certification process and received the coveted Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification that entitles the company to offer GOTS certified fabrics. Fine Cotton Factory’s mattress ticking, and its washing and knitting processes, are covered by the certification
“The textile industry is interested in suppliers that offer GOTS certified fabrics,” said Skip Kann, Director of Special Projects for Fine Cotton Factory. “We have a nice organic cotton product line and the GOTS-certified accreditation takes our product line to the next level. There’s a growing lifestyle in all types of organic goods including consumables and we are involving ourselves in the demand for certified organic textiles. Fine Cotton believes in the standard.”
GOTS certification ensures organic, environmental and socially responsible manufacturing of textiles—from growing through production, packaging, labeling, and distribution of all organic fibers—to provide a credible assurance to the consumer. Key provisions include a ban on the use of genetically modified organisms, hazardous chemicals, and labor standards, while requiring strong social compliance management systems and strict wastewater treatment practices. Recognized worldwide as the leading processing standard for textiles made with organic fibers, GOTS certification enables consumers to purchase items that are certified organic from field to finished product.
“We worked diligently to earn this certification,” asserted Kann, “and we know that our partners will appreciate the additional assurance the GOTS certification brings.”