New: GOTS Version 5.0

On March 1rst, 2017 the International Working Group (IWG) released the new version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Transition period for users of GOTS to fully comply with the new Version of GOTS will be one year.
The Standard and the revised manual can be found on the GOTS website: www.global-standard.org, which also provides a document that outlines the changes.
Any chemical input used in processing of certified textiles after March 1rst 2018 must be assessed and approved according to the GOTS 5.0 criteria.

Reorganization

Any chemical input used in processing of certified textiles after March 1rst 2015 must be assessed and approved according to the GOTS 4.0 criteria.
The IMOswiss AG's integration into the Ecocert Group have been finally completed. As from 1 May 2017 Ecocert Greenlife provides the service in collaboration with a German entity of the Ecocert Group: IMO GmbH.
IMO GmbH will be the operational contact of the client and will collect the fees for Ecocert Greenlife but the final Assessment will be issued by Ecocert Greenlife.

New Licensing and Labeling Guide

The new licensing and Labelling Guide enables the use of GOTS logo for chemical inputs for marketing purposes. The Logo may only be used after compliance check of the Logo artwork by certification body for marketing purposes.
For further information please visit the GOTS website: www.global-standard.org or send an email to gotsapproval@imo.ch.