IADS Exclusive - Sustainability series #5 GOTS
What: A certification with strict environmental and social criteria for operations along the entire textile supply chain.
Why is it important: The recognition of the GOTS certification across consumers and business channels has grown incrementally year over year and has a direct impact on purchasing and partnership decisions.
Textiles have proven to be an important good in the past year as COVID-19 has called upon many industries to shift their supply chains to answer the increasing demand for masks and medical supplies needed around the world. To continue the sustainability series, we will explore one specific certification that addresses organic textile production: the GOTS certification. As consumer interests in the transparency of the supply chain connected to their fashion brands continue to rise, department stores need to promote their GOTS products and partnerships and ensure that there are sufficient organic products available for these environmentally aware consumers.
IADS provides its members with a weekly in-depth analysis on retail-oriented topics. This is an example of the themes the Association regularly addresses, and the topic of an article from the IADS members-only newsletter date 31 March 2021.