Fairtrade Certification Cotton
Fairtrade International is the organization that coordinates Fairtrade labelling at international level. Fairtrade International also helps producers to gain Fairtrade certification and develop market opportunities. Fairtrade rewards and encourages farming and production practices that are environmentally sustainable. Producers are also encouraged to strive toward organic certification.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. On-site inspection and certification of processors, manufacturers and traders performed by independent specially accredited bodies is the basis of the GOTS monitoring system in order to provide a credible assurance for the integrity of GOTS certified textiles.
Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS)
The Japanese Agricultural Standards are standards for the agriculture industry maintained by the Japanese Government. Products can carry JAS marks with the packages if they are graded by producers, manufacturers, distributors, or importers who are certified by third party organization. The production, inspection and certification rules for organic production according to the Japanese requirements have been laid down in the Japanese Agricultural Standards.
Control Union makes sure that the production and processing of organic products is being inspected by an independent third party according to the inspection system laid down in the applicable Regulation. Before the inspected product can be certified as organic, it should fulfil the criteria of the Regulation. Approval of colorants and textile auxiliaries is an assessment procedure derived from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This part of the programme is specifically geared at producers of colorants and or textile auxiliaries.
HACCP & Organic Certifed
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is an internationally accepted technique for preventing microbiological, chemical and physical contamination along the food supply chain. The HACCP technique does this by identifying the risks, establishing critical control points, setting critical limits, and ensuring control measures are validated, verified and monitored before implementation.
The effective implementation of HACCP will enhance the ability of companies to: protect and enhance brands and private labels, promote consumer confidence and conform to regulatory and market requirements.