At willaby, we aim to be as ethical, sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible. To this end, we use materials that adhere to strict guidelines and certifications.
GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
GOTS defines 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.
GOTS is a textile production certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process of textiles. It is internationally recognized as the toughest organic textile standard because it goes far beyond verifying the organic farming process to include every step of manufacturing.
In order to obtain the GOTS organic certification, a fabric must:
- contain at least 95% organic fiber (organic fibers not labeled GOTS must contain at least 70% organic fiber)
- not be treated with bleach, formaldehyde or any other toxic substances
- be colored with nontoxic dyes
- be produced in a mill that enforces strict social and environmental standards, honoring their employees and the earth
FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED™
Fair Trade Certified™ is a product certification that promotes equitable trade practices, working with farms and factories around the world to improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers. Our GOTS-certified fabric is woven in Fair Trade Certified™ mills. We pay a bit more for Fair Trade fabric, and that premium goes into a worker-controlled account that funds improvements in their communities.
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