Toronto-based Fine Cotton Factory has got the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, a stringent, voluntary international standard for processing of organic, fiber-containing products and addresses post-harvest processing stages such as spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing. This will allow the factory to offer GOTS-certified organic-cotton mattress fabric.
The GOTS certification includes both environmental and social provisions for post-farm to retail-shelf management. Key provisions include a ban on the use of child labour, genetic engineering, heavy metals and highly hazardous chemicals such as formaldehyde, while requiring living wages and strict wastewater treatment practices.
Director of special projects for Fine Cotton Factory, Skip Kann said his company has worked diligently to earn this certification and know that their partners will appreciate the additional assurance the GOTS certification brings. The textile industry is interested in suppliers that offer GOTS-certified fabrics.
The company has organic cotton products line and the GOTS-certified accreditation takes their product line to the next level. There’s a growing lifestyle in all types of organic goods, and they are involving themselves in the demand for certified-organic textiles. Fine Cotton believes in the standard. The GOTS certification received by Fine Cotton Factory must be renewed annually.