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Not All Organic Cotton Is Created Equal

by Vikas Singh on May 10, 2022
Not All Organic Cotton Is Created Equal

Whether it is footwear, textile, or fashion industry, the competition is higher for consumers’ approval. The industries want to pursue functionality and aesthetics. Chemical use in the industry has also increased significantly. According to estimation, fabric and cotton manufacturers use more than 8000 synthetic substances.

Thanks to chemical certifications that have become an integral part of conscious brands in the fashion industry. OEKO-TEX, Fair Trade, and GOTS, for instance, are the trusted labels to help consumers ensure human-ecological safety.

Benefits of Chemical Certifications

GOTS Certification

GOTS certification has the highest standard in the world of textiles. This textile production certificate limits the use of harmful dyes, bleaches, and plenty of other chemical inputs used during the manufacturing process. GOTS has the toughest standard as it verifies the farming and manufacturing process.

OEKO-Tex 100

OEKO-Tex is a label that maintains 5 different standards. When any brand labels its products and items as OEKO-Tex certified, it refers to Standard 100. It means that the fabric and textiles have cleared rigorous testing against harmful substances such as PFCs, azo dyes, and formaldehyde. 

This is one of the sought-after certifications that ensures high product safety ; especially for baby textiles.

Fair Trade

A Fair Trade Certification refers to product certification in the market-based movement. When a product has a Fair Trade seal, it signifies that it has grown, made, or harvested with care by workers and farmers according to social, economic, and environmental standards.

Brands that hold rigorous fair trade standards drive income sustainability, individual and community well-being, environmental stewardship, and empowerment.

Summing Up

The above listed certifications are critical to ensure environmental friendly and harmless production of the products. Additionally, they demonstrate that all processors, traders, and manufacturers in the textile industry are certified. Aster Parker’s products are made from certified organic material. All of our organic cotton sheetsare certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and OEKO-TEX 100. That's why we are proud to share that all of our cotton sheets are certified organic by GOTS.