GOTS Version 4.0 Published on 1 March 2014 with 1 Year Implementation Time

On the 1st of March 2014, the new GOTS version 4.0. was published. The implementation deadline for the new rules is one year after the publication on the 1st of March 2015. Among the most relevant changes is that it is no longer allowed that up to 30% of the fibers are non-organic in the sense of conventional cotton, conventional angora or virgin polyester. According to the new standard, up to 30% of the fibers may still be non-organic but only in the sense of regenerated or recycled materials.

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