The Global Organic Textile Standard is a technical regulation for organic textile certification, supported at international level by some of the main organizations that promotes organic farming around the world (Organic Trade Association, IVN, Japanese Organic Cotton Association, Soil Association).
ICEA is accredited ISO/IEC 65 by the Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) “for the scope of certifying organic textile products”, and obtained to authorization of Global Standard GmbH for:
Certification of products obtained in accordance to GOTS
Approval of colours and auxiliaries for industry, in accordance with requirements defined by GOTS
Textile products certification
A Textile Product maybe defined as Certified Organic when:
a) It is made with natural fibres that are produced and certified organic by an independent certification body in accordance with the requirements laid down in the law of reference which could be: Regulation (EEC) No 834/2007 and Regulation (EEC) No 889/2008, in Europe; the National Organic Program (NOP), in force in the USA; the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) in force in India; ect.
b) It has been manufactured in compliance with the environmental and social requirements of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Relevant documents for GOTS Certification:
Evaluation of colours and additives for textile industry in accordance with GOTS
The evaluation of a chemical product is based on the verification of:
- Properties having effects on health,
- Environmental properties.
The evaluation of properties having effects on health of substances and preparations is carried out according to the classification system as per EC Reg. 1272/08 adopted by the EU Council in application of Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
The classification of “dangerous for the aquatic environment” is differentiated as follows:
- Acute danger for the aquatic environment;
- Chronic danger (long term) for the aquatic environment.
Basic elements considered for the classification of dangers of aquatic environment are:
- acute toxicity for aquatic environment;
- potential or actual bioaccumulation;
- biotic degradation for organic chemical substances;
- chronic toxicity for aquatic environment.
Certification Fees: available upon request
Referent for the Scheme: Paolo Foglia firstname.lastname@example.org