UPDATED 24/06/16

COTTON YARN SUPPLIERS
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COMPANY NAME: AKPAMUK IPLIK LTD. STI.
CERTIFICATE: GOTS
YARNS: organic cotton
INFORMATION:
Contact person: Murat Kuvvet
Email: murat@akpamuk.com
Tel: +90 (0) 212 477 27 87
Company email: info@akpamuk.com
Address: Merker Mahallesi Ayazma Caddesi No: 37, Papirus Plaza K:6, Kagithane Merker Istanbul, Turkey
Web: www.akpamuk.com

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COMPANY NAME: INTIFIL
CERTIFICATE: GOTS
YARNS: organic cotton
INFORMATION:
Contact person: Urs Kuechler
Email: info@intifil.com
Tel: +41 (0) 447 877 000
Address: Neuhofstrasse 8, 8834 Schindellegi, Switzerland
Web: www.intifil.com

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WOOL YARN SUPPLIERS

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COMPANY NAME: ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES
CERTIFICATE: GOTS
YARNS: organic wool
INFORMATION:
Contact person: Marita Bartelet
Email: ecologic@ecologicaltextiles.nl
Tel: +31 (0) 475 334 073
Company email: info@ecologicaltextiles.nl
Address:  Minister Bongaertsstraat 137, 6042 CK Roermond, Netherlands
Web: www.ecologicaltextiles.nl

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COMPANY NAME: SCHOELLER 
CERTIFICATE: GOTS
YARNS: organic wool 
INFORMATION:
Contact person: Lucie Gheerbrant
Email:gheerbrandtl@schoeller-wool.com
Tel: +43 (0) 557 460 911 30
GSM: +43 (0) 664 965 21 44
Company email: info@schoeller-wool.com
Company tel: +43 (0) 557 460 90
Address: Spinnereistraße 10, 6971 Hard, Austria
Web: www.schoeller-wool.com

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE GOTS CERTIFICATE:


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria. The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer. The EU organic regulation is the legal basis for the control of organic farming and food processing in Europe. The Global Organic Textile Standard has the EU organic regulation as its baseline: it starts where the European Legislation ends. This legislation contains (amongst other standards): standards for crop production, standards for livestock husbandry: e.g.. duration of transport of livestock shall be minimized; any suffering, including mutilation, shall be kept to a minimum during the entire life of the animal.

Organic is a ‘whole system’ approach to farming and food production. It recognizes the close interrelationships between all parts of the production system from the soil to the consumer. Agricultural principles are: To produce food of high quality in sufficient quantity. To work within natural systems and cycles throughout all levels from the soil to plants and animals. To maintain the long term fertility and biological activity of soils. To treat livestock ethically, meeting their physiological and behavioral needs. To respect regional, environmental, climatic and geographic differences and (appropriate) practices that have evolved in response to them.

Organic farming: Organic farming means livestock has to be managed with special care for their welfare and health, the animals’ behavioral needs should be satisfied. It goes beyond merely avoiding cruelty. One should: aim to prevent disease and injury, increase the ability of stock to resist infection, parasitic attack and metabolic disorders, and increase their ability to overcome injury by rapid healing. Animals should enjoy the ‘five freedoms’ - freedom from: malnutrition, physical discomfort and extremes of temperature, injury and disease, fear and distress, unnecessary restrictions of behavior.

Environmental criteria: At all stages through the processing organic fibre products must be separated from conventional fiber products and must to be clearly identified. All chemical inputs (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) must be evaluated and meeting basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability. Prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their enzymes. The use of synthetic sizing agents is restricted; knitting and weaving oils must not contain heavy metals. Bleaches must be based on oxygen (no chlorine bleaching). Azo dyes that release carcinogenic amine compounds are prohibited. Discharge printing methods using aromatic solvents and plastisol printing methods using phthalates and PVC are prohibited. Restrictions for accessories (e.g. no PVC, nickel or chrome permitted, any polyester must be post-consumer recycled from 2014 onwards). All operators must have an environmental policy including target goals and procedures to minimize waste and discharges. Wet processing units must keep full records of the use of chemicals, energy, water consumption and waste water treatment, including the disposal of sludge. The waste water from all wet processing units must be treated in a functional waste water treatment plant. Packaging material must not contain PVC. 

For more information on this standard please visit the website: www.global-standard.org

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