Why this label is so important to us.
When we started developing our new NASPEX Natural T-shirt line , we had five dearest wishes. „As ecologically as possible“, was a major concern for us. After all, It was always our concern to be ecological through and through, and the cotton we use for our ecological line is organic. Our second wish, which we have fulfilled, was “Organic cotton at standard price”. That means no extra costs for those who prefer organic cotton.
And we are really proud that NASPEX NATURAL LINE PRODUCTS will be dyed naturally with herbs & flowers like in the old time before chemicals was known.
But our top goal was to produce a GOTS certified and Far, because a GOTS certification is the highest accolade for an organic product. As you all know now we have made it, all our Naspex natural line products with the GOTS seal now. But what is GOTS and why were we so keen on this certification?
Ecological labels for textiles
Wherever you look – for almost all products various eco labels promise ecological and socially sustainable products. “Organic” has become more than a trend. But only when meeting strict criteria, these labels offer an added value for you. One of the most important labels – is the GOTS label, because it involves strictest criteria. And this is exactly why we have taken every effort to get this label for our Naspex Natural line.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. http://www.global-standard.org/
From fibre to sale – thoroughly tested according to GOTS
For the certification, independent testing institutions do not only test the raw material, but the complete production chain (including packaging and transport) that has to meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria.
This also includes that only non-harmful dyes are being used and that all production sites meet social standards (according to the core labour standards of the International Labour Organisation ILO such as labour protection, minimum wages, prohibition of child labour). In short: a GOTS certified product is not only good for you because you get an ecological product, but also good for those who are working in the production.
For GOTS certified manufacturers, there are specific rules for the storage of GOTS certified products and also the transport has to be in accordance to GOTS and must be fully documented. It was worth the effort, as by now the complete production chain of our baby sling is GOTS certified and we may spread this good news of the GOTS certified manduca Sling to the world.
Once GOTS – always GOTS?
To ensure that a GOTS certified product is truly ecological, the product is controlled by independent and officially recognized testing institutes. Manufacturers are inspected on an annual inspection cycle. And the production site, too, is obliged to renew its GOTS certification annually.
GOTS certification at a glance:
- • GOTS is a quality seal for natural, organic fibres
- • strong criteria have to be met for fibre production and the complete production chain
- • regular inspections by independent institutes ensure organic quality.
NATURAL HERBAL DYE
With NASPEX NATURAL LINE, we didn’t want to do things by halves. That’s why we didn’t stop at the certification of naspex products, we go even further as the GOTS standard is is not enough for us to color our NASPEX t-shirts we want to make a truly organic t-shirt because non-harmful dyes are still with chemicals (European Chemicals Regulation REACH)
We have decided that all of our NASPEX NATURAL LINE PRODUCTS will be dyed naturally with herbs & Flowers like in the old time before chemicals was known. That makes the biggest difference between our NASPEX NATURAL LINE and other organic producers, You’ll fill the difference.
Fair & healthy working condition:
GOTS certified producer have to to guarantee a mildest standard of working conditions to get certified, and the organic way of how Textiles are produced makes the workplace safe and healthy.
The same we can report about our company which make our NATURAL HERBAL DYEING what is not standard in the organic color production.
We are very careful with our production partners about this issue, because this is and will be in the future from all listed points our main issue.
- • working in clean and healthy environment.
- • Fixed working hours with paid overtime.
- • Sufficient workspace.
- • NO children labor.