The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is identified as the world’s leading processing standard for goods created from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
At Castleware Baby, we are proud of the fact that all of the cotton yarn used to create our fabrics is certified as 100% organic cotton by the Texas Department of Agriculture, Control Union, GOTS or other qualified accredited certifying bodies.
Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibers can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must also meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. In addition, a functional wastewater treatment plant is required for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria.
Castleware Baby Compliance
All Castleware Baby products are made with certified organic cotton yarn. Each batch of fabric ordered comes with a certification that can be traced back to the bales of cotton used to make our fabric.
If wondering how this is possible, it is because the yarn vendor can produce traceability of their yarn from the organic cotton fiber bale number to the finished yarn size and lot number that is purchased. In addition, the yarn spinner producing the yarn for our fabric is GOTS certified.
The fabric is then processed in accordance with the American Organic Standards. To fulfill these requirements you should know that all equipment used in the knitting process, is manually cleaned to remove lint and other contaminants from any non-organic based yarns and fibers. In finishing the fabric, we also do not use formaldehyde or urea-formaldehyde resins, silicone or silicone-based finishes, synthetic resins or resin-based finishes, synthetic gums or synthetic-based finishes, synthetic oils or synthetic waxes.
Another thing to note is that only a natural based mineral oil is used in the knitting of our fabrics and as mentioned in our earlier post, the only dyes used are low-energy, non-metal, fiber-reactive and low impact dyes.