Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India tops global list amid GOTS certified textile firms
India tops global list amid GOTS certified textile firms
23
Apr '13
The number of facilities becoming certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) increased 11 percent to surpass the 3000 mark in 2012, growing from 2,714 facilities in 2011 to 3,016 facilities in 2012, according to new data from the GOTS International Working Group. GOTS is recognized as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. GOTS certification means consumers are purchasing items certified organic from field to finished product.

The Top Twenty countries in terms of the total number of GOTS-certified facilities were: India, Turkey, China, Germany, Pakistan, South Korea, Italy, Bangladesh, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, USA, Austria, Netherlands, Greece, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Peru, Switzerland, and Denmark.

While the top three countries remained the same as the previous year, Germany rose to 4th place, surpassing Pakistan, and Portugal moved from 20th to 12th place by more than doubling the number of its certified facilities. In addition, companies became certified to GOTS in 5 countries with no previous GOTS-certified manufacturing (Bahrain, Colombia, Kenya, New Zealand, and Paraguay). GOTS certified facilities are now located in 62 countries around the world.

Overall, Europe led the way with a 44 percent increase in the number of GOTS-certified facilities from 2011-2012 (506-728). Countries with the greatest increase in facilities gaining GOTS certification in 2012 were (in order by rank) India, China, South Korea, Germany, Bangladesh, and Portugal.

India remained the top country for fourth year in a row -and here too a new record was set by surpassing the 1,000 mark of GOTS certified facilities for the first time (from 955 in 2011 to 1062 in 2012) For the first time GOTS was the supporter of Biofach India in 2012. A very large number of consumers and businesses visited GOTS booth in the fair and interacted with Mr. Sumit Gupta. The interest in GOTS certified organic textile products is on the rise in both consumers as well as industry. India also witnessed an increase of brands and stores selling GOTS certified textiles in retail.

"Increasingly, consumers are demanding ecologically- and socially responsibly-processed textiles, and companies are searching for tools to make their supply chains more sustainable. The result is a ‘pull effect’ and more companies becoming GOTS-certified,” says Herbert Ladwig, GOTS Managing Director.

There are now seven regional representatives worldwide who are driving increase in the awareness of certification to GOTS. The newest representative, Shirley Han, was appointed in 2012 to focus on growing awareness of GOTS in China.

With this extensive network in place, GOTS and the Soil Association in October 2012 launched the first global organic cotton campaign, asking textile industry leaders "Have you cottoned on yet?” to urge them to sign on and publicly commit to supporting organic fiber production and processing to GOTS.

Also in 2012, the GOTS operating unit changed from a limited liability corporation into a non-profit organization, the Global Standard gemeinnu¨tzige GmbH, the German legal term for a non-profit organization. While financially and organizationally GOTS has always operated as a non-profit, the external documentation has now been formalized.

Global Organic Textile Standard


Must ReadView All

EU, Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2017

EU, Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement

Building on the political agreement reached in principle during the...

WTO, ITC launch cotton portal to enhance transparency

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2017

WTO, ITC launch cotton portal to enhance transparency

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Trade Centre ...

India much behind China in containerised cargo capacity

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2017

India much behind China in containerised cargo capacity

India’s total containerised cargo capacity of 8.75 million...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.1%
No
13.8%
Skip
18.1%

Total Votes: 94

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.8%
No
29.8%
Skip
7.4%

Total Votes: 94

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
9.6%
Skip
3.2%

Total Votes: 94

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.9%
No
8.5%
Skip
9.6%

Total Votes: 94


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search