As per GOTS, the number of certified facilities in 2018 increased 14,6 per cent to 5,760 facilities. These certified facilities are located in 64 countries around the globe, GOTS certification covers the processing of certified organic fibres along the entire supply chain from field to finished product.
Countries and regions with the largest growth in percentage terms include Bangladesh (+29 per cent), North America (+25 per cent), Pakistan (+23 per cent) and South Korea (+23 per cent). In terms of total numbers, the highest increase is reported from India (+315), followed by Bangladesh (+155) and Europe (+98). The top 10 countries in terms of total number of certified facilities are: India (1973), Bangladesh (689), Turkey (519), Germany (500), Italy (340), China (301), Pakistan (238), Portugal (215), USA (127), and South Korea (85). The 18 GOTS accredited independent certification bodies reported more than 2.02 million people working in GOTS certified facilities.