Why Choose GOTS Fabric?
As the Authority in Allergy-Free Apparel, Cottonique knows the importance of health and safety for our customers. However, we also know how challenging it can be to find clothing products that are comfortable on the skin, friendly to the environment, and safe for people with skin conditions and sensitivities.
For decades, it has become standard industry practice for manufacturers to use fabric enhancers like parabens, formaldehyde, dyes, bleaches, latex, and other non-organic materials to create garments. While these additives contribute to the creation of functional clothing, individuals with skin conditions find themselves without alternatives, as many garments are synthetically blended.
The rise of non-organic materials and widespread use of chemicals, which make garments more affordable and easy to produce, have put people with sensitivities in uncomfortable situations—the exact opposite of what pieces of clothing should offer.
In an effort to put a stop to the wrong-yet-accepted practice, Cottonique spent years developing 100% organic cotton clothing—completely natural, chemical-free, and synthetic-free—allowing people to live comfortably.
WHAT IS GOTS?
The use of fabric certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is one of our key decisions. This internationally recognized certification offers a plethora of advantages that complement our dedication to offering customers 100% organic cotton clothing products that put their health and the environment first.
Recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles (clothing, home textiles, personal care products, and food contact textiles) made from certified organically produced raw materials, GOTS includes strict environmental and social criteria for operations along the entire textile supply chain.
WHY IS THERE A NEED FOR GOTS?
GOTS emphasized that the issue with textile processing lies in the frequent discharge of inadequately treated toxic chemicals into both the air and water, creating hazardous conditions in workplaces. Workers involved in producing textile products deserve our respect and consideration.
GOTS addresses this problem by prohibiting the use of chemicals commonly employed in textile processing known to cause cancer, birth defects, and other severe illnesses. Additionally, the certification recognizes the destructive impact of persistent hormone-disrupting substances, emphasizing their role in damaging ecosystems and biodiversity on a global scale.
“While an important step in the right direction, the use of organic materials is also not enough. When using organically produced materials, farm workers and the environment are protected. When manufactured without using hazardous chemicals, factory workers and the environment are protected. When there are no harmful residues in the end product, consumers are protected,” their fact sheet read.
WHY DOES COTTONIQUE CHOOSE GOTS FABRIC?
By choosing GOTS-certified fabric, Cottonique ensures that their garments are produced in harmony with nature. As the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing, using GOTS-certified fabrics supports our mission to deliver the softest, most comfortable hypoallergenic clothing to people.
To ensure that all the cotton used in our garments are organically grown and adhere to the GOTS, our raw materials supplier duly complies with the Control Union Inspections & Certifications India Pvt. Ltd. - Navi Mumbai.
Cottonique not only delivers comfort to individuals with sensitive skin but also contributes to a more sustainable wardrobe and a more responsible clothing industry. We make sure that every piece we create is:
- Socially responsible
- Free from chemicals
- Devoid of synthetics
- Of high quality