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According to the 2012 annual report of the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) the number of GOTS-certified companies has exceeded the 3,000 threshold for the first time – expanding from 2,713 companies in 2011 up to 3,016 companies in 2012. The most GOTS-certified firms are located in India, Turkey and China, followed by Germany in fourth place ahead of Pakistan, South Korea, Italy and Bangladesh.

GOTS is a worldwide leading standard for the entire processing of garments and home textiles made of bio-fibres. The central provisions include a ban against genetically modified organisms, extremely hazardous chemicals (such as azo dyes and formaldehyde) and child labour as well as the demanded requirement for strict waste water treatment practices and socially responsible management.

 

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