Boweevil is GOTS certified
All fabrics and products from Bo Weevil are made from organic cotton and are GOTS certified. Therefore, they carry a label with the GOTS logo and our registration number CU005007. You can view our current GOTS certificate here, which is renewed annually after inspection.
Why choose GOTS certified cotton?
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It is the international standard for organic textiles and guarantees that the production chain, from cleaning (separating cotton fibers from seeds) to the manufacturing of the final product, is done in a sustainable manner. This means no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are used in cultivation, only approved substances are used for dyeing and printing, and decent working conditions are ensured at every stage of production.
IFOAM precedes GOTS
GOTS certified companies are only allowed to purchase organic cotton that is certified by an organization affiliated with IFOAM - Organics International. IFOAM is the global umbrella organization for the organic farming and food sector. It establishes regulations for organic agriculture and oversees regulations related to certification and compliance control for organic products.
GOTS transaction certificates
Transaction certificates serve as proof that every step in the production chain for certified fabrics and products has been carried out according to GOTS guidelines.
If your company is GOTS certified and you want to sell products with your own GOTS certification number on the label, you will need transaction certificates for Bo Weevil fabrics or products. We can apply for these certificates on your behalf through GOTS. This must be done within 6 months from the invoice date. All purchases made within a three-month period can be listed on a single transaction certificate. The cost for a certificate is 45 euros, which will be passed on to you. For more information, please refer to the GOTS guidelines.
Want to learn more?
You can find a comprehensive description of the standard at www.global-standard.org. A shorter but clear explanation can be found in a video (in English).
Note about the video:
The GOTS label has two levels. Bo Weevil only sells products with the "organic" label, which represents a minimum of 95% certified organic fibers. The 70% mentioned in the video applies to the "made with organic" label. You can find this information on the label with the green GOTS logo and the registration number. With that number, you can also check the information about the company in the GOTS database.