Organic Textile Company. (OTC) Factsheet.
What does GOTS mean?
Global organic textile standard. Each country has its own affiliate. In the UK this is The Soil Association.. Each affiliate will audit and inspect on behalf of GOTS. This video gives a good explanation of the excellent work that GOTS does. link
Is OTC registered with GOTS?
Why is OTC not certified by GOTS?
We make much of our fabric in Kerala. Our partner Genesh buys yarn that is certified. He distributes the yarn to his extended family and local weavers who might run one or two looms in their homes. It is too expensive and difficult for GOTS to visit, inspect and report on each weaver. Mill made fabric is different. All our mill made cotton fabric is made in GOTS certified mills.
How can we be sure that your fabric has been made in GOTS certified mills?
The GOTs Mills that we work with can be found on the GOTs website. We always insist on certificates, if you buy fabric and want a certificate we can supply with a copy of the certificate that we were given. This will cover the yarn if it was made in Kerala. If it was made in a mill (Mill means here – manufacturer) then it will be a GOTS certificate showing the mill address and will cover the complete process of manufacture.
How can you become GOTS registered?
You would need to ask GOTS to register you, and your company would be inspected, including the supply chain. We have found GOTs to be very helpful with any queries we have had so please contact them with any questions.
Are all your fabrics from GOTS certified sources?
No, some fabrics are not covered by GOTS such as linen, hessian, Bamboo, please ask if you are unsure.