Total 39 US textile companies were certified by GOTS in 2019

Total 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2019, bringing the total to 113 individual companies. The newly-certified companies include one knitter, Roshan Trading Inc, and four cotton gins: King-Mesa Gin, Mesa Farmers Cooperative Inc, West Gin, and Woolam Gin.

GOTS covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70 per cent certified organic natural fibers. Products may only be sold with a GOTS label if the entire supply-chain is certified and the necessary scope and transaction certificates have been obtained to prove certification. An independent on-site inspection is carried out annually by GOTS-approved certifiers.

A total of 14 manufacturers were certified: Avocado Green Brands, BAC Distributing, Brentwood Home, Chevaldi, Diamond Wipes International, Fibertex Nonwovens, Fischer Manufacturing, New Fashion Products, Panditos, Quality Sleep Shop, Sleep Technologies, Procter and Gamble, Tour Image, and WPT Corporation.

Retailers to gain certification included A1 Home Collections, Cole and Cleo, Conscious Step, Everlane, Fair Seas Supply Company, Green Cotton Group USA, Helix Sleep, Hope & Henry, Louis Dreyfus Company Cotton, Noleo Care Company, Modn Made, Organics and More, Pem-America, Sweet Dreams, Standard Fiber, Revman International, Sally Fox, Simple Ecology, The Home Depot, The William Carter Co, and Warwick Fulfillment Solutions.