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Apr 30 2012

US: Global organic textile standard continues to grow

US: Global organic textile standard continues to grow

he Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has reached a number of milestones in the five years since it was set up, with latest highlights including the addition of 80 new companies and the country Kyrgyzstan to the list of those with GOTS-certified facilities.

By the end of 2011, its fifth year, 2,714 facilities in 57 countries around the world were certified to the organic apparel and textile standard. These include 450 dyeing facilities, more than 220 spinning, knitting, and weaving units, and around 160 printing and manufacturing facilities.