Fashion & Textiles
Certified organic fashion & textiles are kinder, cleaner and better for our environment
Much like organic cosmetics, there is currently no legal standard in place to protect organic fashion & textiles, meaning there could be clothes sold as organic that simply aren't.
Soil Association & GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
The only way to be sure that textile products have been both produced organically and made in factories adhering to strict environmental and social standards is to look for the Soil Association or the GOTS logo. These demonstrate that the fibre was produced organically, processed to strict environmental standards under good working conditions in the factories, and has been certified by an independent, third party along the whole supply chain.
Another logo to look out for is Textile Exchange, which demonstrates organic cotton has been grown to strict organic standards and traced from farm to finished garment. Whilst it doesn’t mean that the conditions in the factory have been checked, or the dyes and inks used to make the garments have met strict standards, it’s a good first step for ensuring that organic fibre is used and has been certified by an independent, third party along the whole supply chain.