The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
Version 5.0 was published on 1st of March 2017, 3 years after the Version 4.0 was introduced and 12 years after the launch of the 1st Version. The high ecological and social requirements as well as word-wide practicability and verifiability were considered in the revision work, in order to achieve a reliable and transparent set of criteria.
Control Union Certifications has pioneered the first global standard for organic latex: the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). It is highly regarded, especially in the sleep products sector. GOLS outlines requirements for latex products made from organic raw materials, as well as for material from non-organic origins.
The standard addresses criteria for natural rubber from certified organic plantations (USDA NOP or EU) that is processed at manufacturing units. To achieve GOLS certification, a product must contain more than 95% of certified organic raw material. The GOLS standard features permissible limits for harmful substances, emission test requirements and polymer and filler percentages. Rubber plantations as well as processing units up to the final retailer are certified according to the standard. By using transaction certificates at every sale of a product in the supply chain, traceability from the plantation to the final retailer is ensured.
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types (garments of all types, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry products and much more).
Since its introduction in 1992, the central focus of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has been the development of test criteria, limit values and test methods on a scientific basis. On the basis of its comprehensive and strict catalogue of measures, with several hundred regulated individual substances, the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® takes account of:
With its decades of experience, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 therefore contributes to high and effective product safety from a consumer’s point of view. Test criteria and limit values in many cases go far beyond applicable national and international standards. Extensive product checks and regular company audits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals. With this concept, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 has taken on a pioneering role for many years.
PURE INTEGRITY VERIFIED SEAL
The Pure Integrity Verified™ Seal of approval is still considered in its infant stages of awareness. Please help us spread the word of what we want to see to heal the planet and our plates with this seal! Tell your friends, tell your favorite organic companies, tell your clean food groups!
The Pure Integrity Verified™ seal of approval means pure, integrity, quality and above and beyond organic ingredients without toxins or ingredients that become toxic when mixed with certain components. The Pure Integrity Verified™ seal means the product was made with LOVE, PURITY and INTEGRITY. The seal means never compromising with industry standards. Using the most sustainable packaging as possible and without the BPA. These products are sure to be FREE from GMO's and MSG’s. If the product is a supplement in vitamin form, then the supplement will be RAW organic whole foods without added fillers or soy lecithin. Our strict standards are for everyone's best health in mind. If we do find out a company has sold out or started using toxic ingredients, the seal of recommendation is sure to be pulled quickly! Just because a product is GMO free does NOT mean it is toxic / chemical free or even organic. Just because it is paraben free does not mean it is non-toxic. The best is always to make your own products, but we know everyone will not or cannot do. So recognizing this seal is assurance of purity and love.
LIVE HAPPY. BE PURE!