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More than 3000 facilities certified to GOTS

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The number of facilities becoming certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) increased 11% to surpass the 3000 mark in 2012 - growing from 2,714 facilities in 2011 to 3,016 facilities in 2012, according to new data from the GOTS International Working Group.
 

The Top Twenty countries in terms of the total number of GOTS-certified facilities were: India, Turkey, China, Germany, Pakistan, South Korea, Italy, Bangladesh, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, USA, Austria, Netherlands, Greece, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Peru and Switzerland.

While the top three countries remained the same as the previous year, Germany rose to 4th place, surpassing Pakistan, and Portugal moved from 20th to 12th place by more than doubling the number of its certified facilities. In addition, companies became certified to GOTS in five countries with no previous GOTS-certified manufacturing (Bahrain, Colombia, Kenya, New Zealand, and Paraguay). GOTS certified facilities are now located in 62 countries around the world. Detailed information can be found in the GOTS Annual Report 2012, available for download at http://www.global-standard.org. The full press release is available here: PR Web

 


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