Massive congrats to Nomads, the fair-trade fashion brand now sporting a shiny new GOTS badge! A GOTS certification means shoppers know their new clothes have been made to strict sustainable rules.
Namely, GOTS-approved products must have an organic fibre content of at least 70 per cent – Nomads notes its clothes generally hit 100 per cent – and must never contain the potentially harmful chemicals typically found in textile production. This also applies to threads, zips, buttons and so on.
GOTS governs the whole production chain, so farms growing crops for fabrics must have certification to a legally recognised standard and there has to be safe working conditions in garment factories, with no discrimination and no child labour. Facilities are physically inspected by independent companies to make sure they're toeing the GOTS line.
Basically, GOTS-approved brands are expected to do better, for the environment and for people.
"We are now delighted to be able to add GOTS certification to our list of achievements," says Izzy from Nomads, in a blog. "This is something that we have all been carefully working towards, and there was a big cheer in the office when the certificate finally arrived!"
She adds that we should 'just look for the GOTS symbol in our upcoming collections' – but for now let's get summery with this organic cotton skirt. It has POCKETS.
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