The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.
Supported by the growth in consumption of organic fibres and by the remarkable demand for unified processing criteria from the industry and retail sector it has gained universal recognition, enabling processors and manufacturers to supply their organic textiles with one certification accepted in all major markets. With the introduction of the logo and labelling system the GOTS has already visually entered not only the shelves of natural textile shops but also of the largest retailers and brand dealers. This is a milestone in consumer recognition and a strong acknowledgement of this reliable quality assurance concept.
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) takes action on specific issues related to unfair labour conditions. As workers producing clothes for brands and retailers around the world struggle to organise and improve their own conditions, so consumers, trade unionists and activists worldwide can join together to exert pressure at all levels of supply chains. The CCC brings together consumers, trade unions, campaign groups and other diverse organisations to do just that, calling on those with the power in global supply chains to take responsibility for workers' rights. National CCCs target companies in their countries, pushing them to take action. They also work as part of the international CCC network - including partners in countries where garments are made - to join together for coordinated international campaigns such as the Play Fair 2008 campaign.
Fair Wear's mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry. The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an international verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers’ lives all over the world. Fair Wear works closely with a growing number of companies that produce clothing and other sewn products and that take responsibility for their supply chain. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies.
An independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the certification of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. The Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) program is the world’s largest facility certification program mainly focused on the apparel, footwear and sewn products sectors. Facilities receive a certification of six months to one year based on compliance with the 12 WRAP Principles.
The WRAP Principles are based on generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations which encompass human resources management, health and safety, environmental practices, and legal compliance including import/export and customs compliance and security standards.