The Global Organic Textile Standard means you can be confident that your organic cotton clothes are writing great stories through every step of production:
Cotton processing workers are protected and valued through high workplace safety standards and living wages sufficient to support a family.
Water supplies of nearby communities are protected because GOTS manufacturers use only approved low-impact dyes and effective water treatment systems.
Buying GOTS certified clothing supports farming methods that rely on natural pest deterrents and predators - making cotton crops safe enough for families to grow their own food in the very same field.
When you buy clothing made from GOTS cotton, the farming families you support enjoy greater economic security. Farmers are spared from dependency on expensive pesticides required for conventional cotton production.
WFTO members like Freeset are committed to respecting the environment by sourcing local, organic and recycled materials, and reducing energy use or using renewable energy where possible.
While the WFTO sets high business standards in 10 important areas, one of the most notable is a local living wage. This ensures that, in no more than 48 hours of work per week, a worker receives enough income to cover the basics: food, water, housing, education, health care, transportation, clothing, as well as extra provision for special events or the replacing of a roof.