GOTS released a statement which informs that around 7765 are now Gots certified which is an increase of 35% with more than 3 million workers covered under GOTS in 2019.
In 2019, the number of GOTS certified facilities globally grew by 35%, from 5,760 to 7,765 located in 70 countries. The number demonstrates that GOTS successfully serves as a sustainable solution. The required certified organic fibers protect the climate by absorbing CO2 and every processing step – from field to fashion – has to meet stringent social and environmental criteria before a finished product is allowed to carry the GOTS label.
This huge leap forward was seen in both, production and consuming regions.
Countries with largest growth in GOTS-certification in percentage in 2019 are: Bangladesh (73%), Netherlands (73%), Spain (71%), and Turkey (65%). In terms of total numbers of certified facilities, the highest increase is reported from Bangladesh (+505), followed by India (+438) and Europe (+396).
The top ten countries in terms of total numbers of GOTS-certified facilities in 2019 are: India (2411), Bangladesh (1194), Turkey (858), Germany (565), China (448), Italy (444), Portugal (301), Pakistan (276), USA (147), and the UK (75).
India has been at the top position with the highest number of GOTS certified facilities since 2008. This year, there was an increase of 438 GOTS-certified facilities in India. “With the whole supply chain from farm to retail, along with suppliers of GOTS Approved Chemical Inputs, India has a unique position in the organic textile industry.