FIBER & TEXTILE CERTIFICATION
At Oregon Tilth, we try to keep the application process as simple and straight forward as possible. If you’ve already taken the initiative to make your fiber and textile practice organic under the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), check out the applications below to start the organic certification process.
The OTCO fiber program certifies to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), specifically dedicated for fiber and textile handling and production. GOTS is a project of the International Working Group that developed these consensus-based standards over many years of discussion and deliberation. The aim of the standard is to define requirements to ensure organic status of textile to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer, including harvesting of raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, and labeling. The standards work to expand the potential organic supply chain and further developing global organic fiber and textile infrastructure.
Each phase of organic fiber and textile production will require certification, in a system similar to the current organic food and feed organic certification process under the National Organic Program (NOP). The process of textile manufacturing goes through many diverse phases, often in different facilities, before it reaches its terminal industrial or consumer product. All phases of production require evaluation by an organic certifier for trace ability and compliance with organic standards.
You can learn more about Global Organic Textiles Standards via the International Working Group website.
Please include the following information:
- Certification Contract Trademark Use Agreement
Please be sure to complete the Certification and Trademark Use Agreement that summarizes the terms and conditions of organic certification with OTCO.
- GOTS Application
This application form is for certifying under the Global Organic Textile Standard only.
- GOTS Worksheets
This form is for verifying compliance with § 2.3.1. prohibited / restricted inputs in all production stages.
- GOTS Small Scale Subcontractor Affirmation
This form is for applicants who use subcontractors who aren’t certified.
- Independent Storage Information Sheet
- Fee Worksheet
This fee worksheet is for all OTCO certified processors, handlers or operations switching to organic certification with OTCO.
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it with correct certification fees to 2525 SE 3rd Corvallis, OR 97333. One of our staff members will be in contact with you once we process your application and payment.