Pop My Way takes responsibility for the environment and for our children, which means taking organic production seriously. All our garments are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which means that our whole supply chain process is monitored and audited regularly. Being sustainable goes far beyond just using organic fabrics and GOTS ensures that in addition to organic materials that protect farmers and the environment, water/energy use is monitored, manufacturing takes place without hazardous chemicals and factory workers are treated fairly.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyes and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria.
A GOTS certification means that Pop My Way takes social responsibility seriously, which means ensuring good working conditions in the factories we use, ensuring a proper wage for the workers and ensuring a zero child labour policy.
The aim of the GOTS standard is to define world-wide recognised requirements all the way from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
The infographic below compares a conventional garment with a GOTS certified garment. If you are viewing this on a mobile phone, please turn your phone to landscape for a better view of the infographics.
A GOTS certification also helps to ensure compliance with each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
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