Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) is the world’s leading certification for organic textiles. Their main focus is to check the organic status of the cotton. For a garment to be GOTS-certified with a ''Label-grade 1'', it must contain 95-100% organic cotton, and should never be mixed with conventional cotton. GOTS is the most reliable certification and the only one that makes sure makes sure no toxic chemicals have been used at any steps of your garment’s production.
The Global Recycled Standard is the first standard that aims to set requirements for products made out of recycled materials. The GRS certification is a holistic standard that verifies that a product has the recycled content it claims to have. The Standard applies to products that contain 20% or more Recycled materials, but also apply to the supply chain of companies involved in the production of GRS products.
Fair Wear Foundation
Fair Wear Foundation (Fair Wear) is an independent multi-stakeholder organisation that works with garment brands, garment workers and industry influencers to improve labour conditions in garment factories. Fair Wear's eight labour standards are:
• Employment is freely chosen
• There is no discrimination in employment
• No exploitation of child labour
• Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
• Payment of a living wage
• No excessive working hours
• Safe and healthy working conditions
• Legally binding employment relationship