The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was established by four esteemed organizations: the Organic Trade Association (OTA, USA), Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft (IVN, Germany), The Soil Association (UK), and Japan Organic Cotton Association (JOCA, Japan). IVN and JOCA are textile industry organizations, while OTA and The Soil Association focus on organic agriculture and food. Together, they bring extensive experience in promoting organic practices and had individually developed standards for organic textiles. GOTS was created to harmonize these standards for international recognition.

Our mission is to develop, implement, verify, protect, and promote GOTS. This comprehensive standard sets requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecological and labor conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials. Organic production under GOTS maintains and replenishes soil fertility without toxic pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, includes animal welfare standards, and prohibits genetically modified organisms. GOTS continuously updates its standards with input from international stakeholders and experts to ensure the highest quality and sustainability in organic textiles.

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OEKO-TEX® standards empower everyone to make responsible choices and protect natural resources. We inspire trust in the textile industry through our commitment to sustainability and transparency, grounded in proven science. Our standards enable responsible decision-making and environmental stewardship.

Founded in 1992, OEKO-TEX® began with the mission of using laboratory tests to ensure textile products are safe for human health. This effort led to the creation of the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, now the world's most renowned and trusted certification for product safety. Today, we comprise 17 independent textile and leather testing institutes from Europe and Japan, with offices in over 70 countries.

We collaborate to develop rigorous test methods and define limit values, forming the foundation of our trusted standards. With a comprehensive product portfolio, OEKO-TEX® continues to lead the industry in promoting safe, sustainable, and transparent practices.

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Textile Exchange

From the clothes we wear to the fabrics in our homes, fashion and textiles are integral to our daily lives. At Textile Exchange, our mission is to ensure that the materials used in these products are produced sustainably, supporting our planet, its ecosystems, and its communities.

The familiar fibers and raw materials in the fashion and textile industry, including cotton, wool, viscose, and polyester, originate from farming, forests, or fossil fuels. These sources are crucial in the battle to limit global warming and mitigate climate change's most severe impacts.

Our focus is on Tier 4 of the supply chain—how these resources are farmed, sourced, and extracted. This stage alone accounts for 24% of the industry's carbon footprint. Our ambitious goal is to reduce emissions from these processes by 45% by 2030 through our Climate+ strategy.

We envision a global fashion and textile industry that gives back more than it takes, positively impacting the lands and communities that sustain it, while enhancing soil health, water quality, and biodiversity. Join us in creating a sustainable future for fashion and textiles.

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As the leader in sustainable forestry, FSC® is trusted by NGOs, businesses, and consumers worldwide to protect healthy, resilient forests for all, forever. Forests connect us all—they sustain life on earth by providing the air we breathe, filtering the water we drink, and offering shelter for countless plants and animals. Life as we know it depends on forests.

At FSC, our purpose is to nurture responsible forestry so both forests and people can thrive. Guided by our vision, we aim for a world where the true value of forests is recognized by all. Today, we operate the world’s most rigorous and trusted forest certification system, ensuring sustainable forest management globally.

Our “check tree” label, found on millions of products worldwide, verifies sustainable sourcing from the forest to store shelves. With 46% of consumers globally recognizing our label, FSC is synonymous with responsible forestry and environmental stewardship. Join us in safeguarding the forests that sustain life on our planet.

Fair Wear

Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the garment industry. We believe there’s a better way to make clothes one that supports workers' rights to safe, dignified, and fairly paid employment. Our mission is to create a world where the garment industry enables workers to realize these rights, ensuring ethical practices and improved conditions throughout the supply chain. Join us in our commitment to fostering a fair and sustainable future for all garment workers.

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We believe in the power of water. Water.org is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to making water and sanitation safe, accessible, and cost-effective for everyone. Through innovative financial solutions like small loans, we help people gain access to these essential resources, empowering women, ensuring children's health, and providing families with brighter futures.

With over 66 million lives changed, access to safe water and sanitation turns poverty into possibility. Founded 30 years ago by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven solutions to address the global water crisis. Today, 2.2 billion people lack access to safe water at home, and 3.5 billion people lack access to a safe toilet, impacting the health and livelihoods of over one-third of our global population.

We exist to change this. For millions of women, children, and communities, access to safe water unlocks education, economic opportunity, and improved health, turning challenges into opportunities and potential.

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