Choose OEKO-TEX® ORGANIC COTTON for a caring approach to our environment and your health. Our ORGANIC COTTON certification offers verification from farm to product. Products bearing this label have been manufactured without the use of GMOs and tested for pesticides and other harmful substances.

Your benefits

  • Full coverage and traceability of the chain of custody using transaction certificates (documents that track the flow of organic cotton through mass balances) from the farm to the finished product.
  • Safety from pesticides and other harmful substances such as banned azo colourants, pentachlorophenol, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), cadmium, lead, etc.
  • IFOAM family of standards used for proven organic cotton cultivation.
  • A quantitative GMO method that differentiates between minor contamination and intentional mixing with conventional cotton.
  • A detailed report based on a transparent criteria catalogue - with limit values that go beyond STANDARD 100 to include additional pesticides used in cotton cultivation.
  • Compliance with worldwide regulations, including EU REACH Annex XIV and XVII, US CPSIA (lead), EU POP regulation and coverage of all textile relevant substances of the ECHA’s SVHC candidate list.
  • Network of certified companies around the world for easier sourcing of chemicals, materials and business partners along the textile chain.
  • Multiple synergies, e.g. using ECO PASSPORT certified chemicals can reduce the testing for an ORGANIC COTTON certification.


ORGANIC COTTON at a glance

Tested for genetically modified cotton
Safety ensured through testing for pesticides and other harmful substances
Reassurance through a verified chain of custody

Types of certification & the percentage of organic cotton 

Prerequisites for issuing the ORGANIC COTTON label

  • All components of the article to be certified must comply with the conditions, test criteria and limit values of the standard
  • The full chain of custody must be followed by OEKO-TEX® transaction certificates
  • Operational quality assurance
  • Successful quality audit in your company by an OEKO-TEX® institute every year
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