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 fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. http://www.global-standard.org/
From fiber 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 labor standards of the International Labour Organisation ILO such as labour protection, minimum wages, prohibition of child labor). 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 GOTS certified .
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 fibers.
- Strong criteria have to be met for fiber production and the complete production chain.
- Regular inspections by independent institutes ensure organic quality.
NATURAL HERBAL DYE
With NASPEX NATURAL LINE, we dont 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.
- Regular inspections by Us and Indian Partners to ensure fair working contusion and organic quality.
- Every single production receives an organic TEST REPORT from Textile & Analytical Laboratory Mumbai.
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 work-space.
- NO children labor.