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For an organic cotton certification, should you choose OCS certification or GOTS certification?

Source: TRANWIN 2019-06-15 10:38 by admin For an organic cotton certification, should you choose OCS certification or GOTS certification? Read: 208

At present, organic cotton certification mainly includes OCS certification and GOTS certification. In the 21st century, with the improvement of living standards, more and more consumers are paying more and more attention to “green”, environmental protection, “health” and “organic”. Therefore, major brands and associations at home and abroad have met the demand. Formulate the corresponding certification standards. How to occupy the market one step at a time, and passing such certification is undoubtedly a problem that Chinese companies must face.


1. The main definition of the Global Organic Textile Certification Standard (GOTS) is to ensure the requirements for the organic state of textiles, including the harvesting of raw materials, the production of environmental and social responsibility, and the identification to ensure consumer information about the product.


This standard has provisions for the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, import, export and distribution of organic textiles. Final products may include, but are not limited to, fiber products, yarns, fabrics, clothing, and home textiles. This standard only focuses on mandatory requirements.


GOTS certification target: Textiles made from organic natural fibers.


Certification audit scope:


1. Product quality system.

2. Review of the minimum social responsibility system.

3. Environmental management system audit.


GOTS certification audit results:


1. The qualification certificate is valid for one year and is supervised annually.

2. The sales certificate is an organic cotton certificate for each batch of products.


OCS certification is the organic certification standard introduced by the US non-profit organization Textile Exchange - The Organic Content Standard (OCS). The standard regulates the entire organic industry chain by tracking the cultivation of organic raw materials. According to Textile Exchange, OCS will replace the existing OE (Organic Exchange) blending standard. Therefore, OCS will be applied to the verification of various organic planting materials, not just organic cotton. GOTS certification is an organic textile standard jointly developed and published by the International Natural Textiles Association (IVN), the American Organic Trade Association (OTA), the Japan Organic Cotton Association (JOCA), and the British Soil Association (SA) GOTS International Working Group IWG. Organic Textile Standard, referred to as GOTS.


2. The Organic Content Standard (OCS) can be applied to all non-food products containing 5%-100% organic raw materials. This standard can be used to confirm the amount of organic raw materials in the final product. It can be used to trace from the source of the raw material to the final product and the process is certified by a trusted third party organization. The standard will adhere to transparency and consistency in the process of completely and independently assessing the organic content of the product. This standard can be used as a business tool between companies to help companies ensure that the products they purchase or pay for meet their requirements.


OCS certification target: Non-food products produced using approved organic raw materials.


Certification audit scope:


1. Product quality system.

2. Organic production layout and planning.

3. Risk control of organic production process.


OCS certification audit results:

1. OCS is divided into two types: qualification certificates and sales certificates.

2. The qualification certificate is valid for one year and is supervised annually.

3. The sales certificate is an organic cotton certificate for each batch of products.


To choose whether GOTS certification or OCS certification, mainly depends on the needs of your own business.

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