German fashion brand Gerry Weber has been awarded with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), further manifesting the company’s sustainability efforts.
The GOT standard guarantees the use of cotton from controlled organic cultivation. The full supply chain from fibre production to the retail store is checked under environmental, social and technical criteria and certified. This enables the company not only to offer products made from organic cotton but also to go one step further in increasing the transparency of the supply chain.
“We have been using certified BioRe cotton for the shirts in our Gerry Weber Casual Collection for about one year. The GOTS certification allows us to gradually expand this young project to other product groups and brands of our company,” says Ralf Weber, CEO of Gerry Weber.
The brand has set itself comprehensive objectives relating to the use of organic natural fibres, social standards and energy management. It has already been certified to the ISO 50001 energy management standard since December 2016.