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cotone biologico riciclato

Certified organic cotton

Be suspicious of labels such as "eco-friendly", "green", "sustainable" or "ecological", without any indication of a certification institute: just think that today, the production of finished organic garments in terms of mass balance is almost twice the cotton grown according to the standards of organic farming. Cotton apparel is only organic if it is certified according to an organic cotton standard. Organic Content Standard (OCS) and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) are the only third parties' standards that provide the guarantee of organic through the "chain of custody" model.






Organic cotton: the entire supply chain must be certified

Certified organic cotton must be controlled at all stages of processing, from production to confectioning.

The trade of organic cotton is therefore regulated by institutes that certify the origin and the method with which this natural fibre has been grown and processed along the supply chain.

Organic Cotton Certifications

Oltre a certificare i filati di cotone biologico è necessario garantire il metodo con il quale il cotone è stato coltivato e lavorato.

The process of certification does not apply only to the output of each single step along the supply chain, but it also affers to the method by which the cotton has been grown and processed.

International standards are in fact concerned with tracing the transformation of organic natural textile fiber from fields to finished products. In order to be certified, an organic product must be manufactured according to the standars defined by the Textile Exchange for OCS certification and by the International Association of Natural Textile Industry IVN (and others, outside Europe) for GOTS certification, and certified by the competent institutions of each country (ICEA, CCPB in Italy).


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