The Global Organic Textile Standard provides assurance that your purchases are writing brighter futures for vulnerable farming families through every step of organic cotton production.
Cotton-processing workers are paid living-wages sufficient to support their families and are kept safe by high workplace safety standards.
Water supplies of nearby communities are protected because GOTS manufacturers use only approved low-impact dyes and effective water treatment systems.
Food sources are protected by organic farming methods. Natural pest deterrents and predators make cotton crops safe enough for families to grow their own vegetables in the very same field.
Farming families enjoy greater economic security when they are spared from dependency on expensive pesticides required for conventional cotton production.
WFTO members 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 being a local living-wage; ensuring 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, plus some extra to save for emergencies, house repairs or life events.