How do you determine whether your t-shirt is truly organic? GOTS and OCS are the two international certifications that will certify what a brand is claiming. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) checks every step of the supply chain, from harvesting through production, and even labelling. Considering both environmental management and social responsibility of producers GOTS is the gold standard for sustainable processing of textiles.
Whereas OCS (Organic Content Standard Certification) verifies that a product has met organic standards throughout its journey, from raw up to its finished product. It only covers the traceability of the organic raw material, without acknowledging the production process.
When purchasing organic cotton garments look out for a GOTS logo, it will have the most comprehensive standards. Or browse through their Database and check out which producers and products pass their test.
Download the Organic Content Standard Manual here.
Check out GOTS database here.