The purpose of the Global Organic Textile Standard document is to define the conditions to ensure the organic status of textile products, starting from the harvest of raw materials to labeling, in order to provide a reliable assurance to the end consumer with an environmentally and socially responsible production approach.
It is a document that guarantees the organic status and conformity of all processes for textile production, from the entry into production of raw materials to labeling. It covers every aspect of textile production from an environmental and social perspective.
It provides a strong supply chain management system through certification, starting from the organic raw material source to the final product.
Its aim is to ensure that companies can be sure that they are selling quality products and to provide confidence in organic content.
It monitors, verifies and registers the presence and amount of organic substances and materials in the product.
It addresses product flow, post-harvest cotton processing, raw material verification, manufacturing, packaging and labeling, warehousing and transportation activities.
It is an organic blended content certificate. It defines that a product contains both organic and non-organic ingredients.
For certification in accordance with the OCS BLENDED standard, the product must contain at least 5% organic material. Products containing 5%-94% organic material are considered to comply with OCS BELENDED standards.
It is the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. For this purpose, it brings together cotton producers, businesses, traders, confectioners, store chains, brands and civil organizations as a global partner to protect the future of cotton production sector.
It aims to reduce the negative environmental and social impacts of cotton production and make the future of the sector safer.
It aims to continuously improve agricultural practices by providing continuous information and equipment to farmers. It is ensured that farmers achieve production in line with international standards on issues such as the use of pesticides, effective use of water resources, improving soil health and increasing the welfare of agricultural workers.
It is a certificate that shows the compliance of businesses with human rights, labor rights, working conditions and environmental standards in the supply chain.
It allows businesses to monitor and evaluate their social performance against the requirements of the BSCI Code of Conduct.
BSCI code of conduct:
· Social management system and impact
· Representation and protection of employees
· Freedom of association and collective market rights
· No discrimination
· Fair pricing
· Convenient working hours
· Occupational health and safety (OHS)
· Not employing child labor
· Protection of young workers
· Not employing precarious workers
· Avoiding forced/borrowed labor
· Protection of the environment
· It is listed as ethical business behavior.
It aims to improve working conditions in the supply chain and integrate the BSCI code of conduct with business cultures.
It shows that we act in line with the principles and principles of the United Nations and international standards on business and human rights.
TRB certification aims to verify that a business meets requirements for quality, safety, performance and compliance.
It is a globally accepted form of quality management system that aims to increase customer satisfaction by meeting customer expectations, needs and conditions.
It determines the standards of the quality management system that the organization will comply with in line with its objectives and to increase customer conditions and customer satisfaction.
Geographical indication is a quality sign that indicates and guarantees for consumers the source of the product, its characteristic features and the connection between the geographical area.
Geographic sign is a sign that is identified with a certain geographical area due to its distinctive quality, reputation or other characteristics; These are geographical indications that are about products that require at least one of the production, processing or other processes to take place within a specified geographical area.
In indications of origin, a certain feature of the product must be identified with the region or the fame of the product must originate from that region.
Oeko-Tex® is a worldwide association of independent research and testing institutes for product safety and sustainable production in the textile industry.
It is the common standard used to classify harmful substances brought to the market from the textile industry.
If a textile product has the OEKO-TEX 100 standard, it means that all the materials on it have been tested for harmful substances and are determined to be ecologically harmless.
European Flax is a registered trademark of the European Flax and Hemp Confederation.
The EUROPEAN FLAX® Regulation ensures local production that respects the environment and is committed to the use of zero irrigation, zero GMOs and zero waste.
Zero chemicals are used in the product and all work is carried out in accordance with the International Labor Organization (ILO).
European Flax certificate; It guarantees the traceability of the producer, environmental sustainability, the origin of the flax fibers, that flax and hemp production is done in natural areas and that the entire plant is used and produced without creating waste.