Sustainability is all well and good. But what if you don't even know what is really sustainable because of so much eco, organic and fairness? We from ECIZO oppose greenwashing and give you security on your sustainable shopping tour. Our guarantee for fair and organic fashion is called GOTS. With GOTS you can be sure that you are buying biologically and ecologically harmless clothing and that no child has been forced to make them. All those involved receive fair wages for their work. We trust in this great seal and explicitly select textiles for you that carry it.
The Global Organic Textile Standard is as extensive and exciting as the topic of sustainability itself. What exactly is behind it and why you are wearing GOTS-certified clothing from ecizo.com are always on the safe side, you can read here:
The GOTS certificate (Global Organic Textile Standard) is a globally recognized certificate for textiles made from organically produced natural fibers. It defines environmental requirements for textile producing companies and at the same time sets strict social criteria.
Certification is independent and aims to set high standards to ensure sustainable production of textiles. The requirements apply to the entire production process - from the extraction of raw textile fibers to the sustainable and environmentally friendly production of the textiles to the labeling of the end products. Thus, the buyer is guaranteed that the certification also strictly adheres to the criteria mentioned here and that he can make his purchase decision with a clear conscience. The certificate therefore represents a label recognized on the market, which is intended to offer every end user security and trustworthiness. For these reasons you will find so many great items in our Shopwho are allowed to adorn themselves with the GOTS seal. A real award that lets you shop relaxed.
The criteria for receiving the certificate must be strictly adhered to by the respective manufacturers. The standard refers specifically to the production itself, the manufacture, the packaging, the labeling, the trade and the distribution of the textiles. In addition, all textiles must be made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibers. The certificate is issued for yarns, fabrics, clothing, Home textiles and other products made of textile fibers, but not for leather and fur products.
The GOTS criteria
The environmental criteria that must be strictly adhered to mainly relate to the fibers and materials used at all processing stages. Here, products made from biological fibers must be separated from products made from conventional fibers and must be clearly identifiable. We don't want chemically contaminated clothing for us and our customers. With the GOTS certificate, we are sure that additives are only used under strict conditions. If chemical additives, such as dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals, are used, they must be checked beforehand and meet the requirements for toxicity and biodegradability. In addition, the use of harmful additives such as genetically modified organisms, toxic heavy metals and artificial solvents is absolutely prohibited.
The social criteria are also based on the standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Therefore, each of our processors and manufacturers is obliged to adhere to these criteria. This includes in particular the creation of safe and hygienic working conditions, the prohibition of child or forced labor, the payment of a minimum wage to the workers, the limitation of working hours including the guarantee of a day off and the prohibition of rough and inhumane treatment at the workplace. Those are all criteria that ECIZO are very dear to the heart and have our full support.