World-wide recognized certificates for ensuring the criteria of certified 100% organic cotton are defined for the farmers, textile companies, textile manufacturing companies, and the customers. These certificates give a very accurate definition of what organic cotton is, and make sure that the word ‘organic’ is protected. Orimpex contributes to a healthier planet by being selective in which organic certificates and certification organisation we acknowledge. Because one organic certificate might not be comparable to the other. The certificates we prefer to work with do not only cover the farming of the organic cotton, but also all processing during harvest, spunning yarn and textile, dying, manufacturing of apparel and social criteria. Orimpex is working with the following Organic Cotton Certificates:
Before 2006, certification programs and standards varied, especially in response to regional differences, although there were general underlying concepts. Recently the Global Organic Textile Standards have been set by International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard and each certifying organizations use the same standards for the control and inspection of organic textile production. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
As global consumers become increasingly interested in food, apparel and other products that contain organic ingredients, it is essential to maintain their trust in the term “organic.” While strong standards already exist for organic foods, the cotton industry requires standards that address its unique needs.