Fair Labor and Global Social Equity

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an international standard for the processing and manufacturing of organic fibers. The standard addresses environmental and social criteria, including the promotion of fair labor practices. The GOTS standard requires that workers in the supply chain receive a living wage and ensures that workers' rights are protected. This includes safe and healthy working conditions, the prohibition of forced labor, and the protection of workers from discrimination and exploitation. Additionally, the GOTS standard promotes global social equity by requiring that companies throughout the organic supply chain promote equality, including equal opportunities for all workers, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. The standard also promotes the development of local communities and supports fair trade practices, including transparency and accountability in the supply chain. By promoting these values, the GOTS standard helps to ensure that organic textiles are produced in a way that supports fair labor practices and promotes social equity globally. By choosing GOTS-certified organic products, consumers can support a more sustainable and equitable future for workers and communities in the textile industry.


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