What is Certified Organic Cotton?
Just because your shirt is labeled as green, or eco-friendly, does not make it organic. Cotton clothing is organic if it is certified to an organic standard. There are two independent organic cotton certifications: the Organic Content Standard (OCS) and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). OCS provides third party assurance that the organic content in your clothes can be traced back to source, while GOTS traces the organic content of the clothes and makes sure that it follows processes that are socially and sustainably appropriate.