STUTTGART, Germany—The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), announces it has certified 7,765 facilities worldwide, an increase of 35% in 2019.
Countries with the most substantial growth in GOTS-certification in percentage in 2019 include the Netherlands (73%), Bangladesh (73%), Spain (71%), and Turkey (65%). In terms of total numbers of certified facilities, the highest increase is reported from Bangladesh with the addition of 505 facilities.
The top ten countries in terms of total numbers of GOTS-certified facilities in 2019 are India (2,411), Bangladesh (1,194), Turkey (858), Germany (565), China (448), Italy (444), Portugal (301), Pakistan (276), USA (147), and the UK (75).
“The enormous growth shows that GOTS successfully serves as a sustainable solution from certified organic fiber to finished product. With more and more GOTS certified operations and products, we altogether substantially contribute to sustainable development,” says Claudia Kersten, GOTS managing director.
For more information, visit www.global-standard.org.