GOTS’ mission: Our vision is that organic textiles will become a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the environment.
GOTS is composed of four reputed member organisations, namely OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and JOCA (Japan), which contribute to the GOTS, together with further international stakeholder organisations and experts, their respective expertise in organic farming and environmentally and socially responsible textile processing.
GOTS got started in 2006 and the recognisable white t-shirt on a green background was launched in 2008. In 2010 a public data base containing the GOTS certified entities and their product groups is introduced on the on the re-launched website.
The Organic Company became GOTS certified in 2010.
In January 2020, there are more than 7,700 certified facilities reported under GOTS (a growth of 35% from 2018) and over 3,10 million workers covered under the Standard.