Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was accepted as worlds’ leading process standard for textile products made of organic fibers. Aside from being described as environmental criterion at high level; it is also described by its conformity to providing value requirements to entire organic textile products with its social criterions as much as it can. The purpose of standard is to guarantee organic textile situation from stage of harvesting of already worldwide accepted raw material, from environmental and social responsibilities and manufacturing to customer persuasive, reliable labeling.
Textile companies and manufacturers are permitted for exporting to entire large markets already accepted with a single certificate of organic fabrics and trousers. This standard is for threads, fabrics and fiber production for outfits and for distribution of all this organic fiber productions, products’ surfaces, processes, productions, packaging, labeling, exporting and importing.
This standard was developed for the purpose of verifying the recycled part and other input amount in a certain product in textile sector and beyond. GRS is connected to monitoring and tracking for certified products. In addition, in line with the demands of leading members of industry, subjects connected to social and environmental criterions were created. Another option has been to provide for development of this standard for implementation of this process certificate. This development ensures, also including both of the supply and value chains, top imaging and control mechanism to establish integration of other certified finished products.
GRS was constituted for companies who are producing and selling products containing recycled input. This standard covers entire supply chain, traceable subjects, environmental principles, social requirements and classification.
Oeko-tex Standard 100 is a required independent testing and approval system for textile raw material restricting the use of certain chemicals. Criterion catalogue formed to foundation of tests applied to hazardous substances is based on the latest scientific findings and it is continuously updated; it is seen that the tests showing the safety for human health of the textile products are increased with each passing year.
Test criterions and test methods have been determined with international standards and also have created how the purchasing and forwarding terms and conditions are in retailing. Oeko-Tex Standard certificate which has exceeded 51 thousand became the most successful and best known label to be used for finding hazardous substances in textile products, with approximately 6.500 companies worldwide and millions of different personal products. Oeko-Tex label is recognized as criterion for customer and ensures quality guarantee for manufacturer. This concept became the security standard for the duration of textile manufacturing chain and provided opportunity for controlling the hazardous substances which may form in every stage of production processes. From the test samples received by independent Oeko-Tex institute such preservatives as ph value, formaldehyde it contains, existence of pesticides, extractable heavy metals, chlorinated organic carriers and tetrachlorophenol can be detected.
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a multi-stakeholder international initiative targeting to make industry’s future safer, decrease the negative environmental and social effects of cotton production by bringing many different stakeholders together from manufacturer to retailer to act together. Better Cotton production Standard was established in Geneva in 2009 with a mission to make the future of environment and industry which it was developed in better for cotton producers and global cotton production. Today Better Cotton is produced in 5 Continents and 20 countries. To transform worldwide cotton production by way of development as a general sustainable good of BetterCotton. Target of BCI for year 2020 is manufacturing the 30% of world cotton as BetterCotton licensed cotton.
Autocoro threads’ quality approval considers the qualifications that describe the production features in the processing steps following the threads only. The main requirement for threads to be certified with a successful quality certification is to use OerlikonSchlafhorst spinning equipments in entire Autocoro training boxes bands with OerlikonSchlafhorst Autocoro thread machines. However, thread companies that manufacturing their threads under these conditions can register themselves and receive Belcoro license after a successful approval.