Woolroom, a manufacturer of high-quality wool bedding and mattresses, has announced that its bedding range has acquired GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) accreditation. GOTS is the world’s top organic fibre processing standard, with ecological and social standards backed up by independent verification of the full textile supply chain.
GOTS is an internationally recognised accreditation that demands textile manufacturers to follow strict environmental and ethical guidelines. A textile must contain at least 95% certified organic fibre to obtain the GOTS certification of “organic” (Woolroom fibres are 100 percent organic).
Additionally, no harmful chemicals can be used in production, and worker safety and worker rights issues are a top priority. Having one common standard means textile manufacturers can export their fabrics with one universally accepted organic certification.
Chris Tattersall, managing director, Woolroom, said, “Our team is thrilled to have received this prestigious certification. GOTS’ distinguished and stringent criteria is known throughout the world, and achieving this status is yet another achievement in Woolroom’s continued pursuit of clean, organic, and sustainable bedding.”
Woolroom passed a series of rigorous examinations and inspections to obtain GOTS certification, including an assessment of its processing and storage system, an inspection of the chemical inputs (dyes and auxiliaries), an inspection of the wastewater system, social criteria checks, interviews with management, confidential interviews with workers, and more.