Organic Trade Association recently organized an online discussion on ‘GOTS Version 6.0 & the U.S. Market’. An overview of GOTS including updates on the changes in Version 6.0, organic labeling of fiber and textiles in the US, and a review of the current market of GOTS in the United States was presented in the webinar.
GOTS Version 6.0 was released on March 19, 2020, three years after the launching of the 5.0 version and 15 years after the launching of the 1st edition. Under the latest version of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), certified users will have to maintain ethical business behavior, honesty, prevention of corruption.
The GOTS certification helps the UN ensure compliance with each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. More than three million workers working in GOTS-certified facilities were reported in 2019 by 17 recognised independent certification firms.