OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación
OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación

Organic textiles - GOTS

OIA offers certification services for the parties involved in the different stages of organic textile fibre processing and marketing, according to national and international textile standards.

Relevant textile standards:
  • Argentine Textile Standard and IFOAM standard (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements).
  • National Organic Program (NOP), according to USA organic standards.
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Argentine Textile Standard and IFOAM Standard
OIA has collaborated since the beginning of the development of the Argentine Textile Standard, working in collaboration with national entities, textile producers and industries. As a result of this work, the first national textile standard with international recognition was issued.

This program certifies the primary production of natural vegetal or animal fibres, verifying the textile processing and labelling of garments made with organic fibres (cotton, linen, wool, etc.).

The scope of this standard reaches fibre scouring and combing.

National Organic Program (NOP)
This program certifies the primary production of natural vegetal or animal fibres, verifying the textile processing and labelling of garments made with organic fibres (cotton, linen, wool, etc.) according to the USA organic standards (National Organic Program).

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
GOTS is an international standard for the processing of textile products made with organic fibres. It defines high level requirements along the supply chain, from the collection of raw material to labelling, in an environmental and social responsible way.

The growth of organic fibre consumption and the demand of unified criteria for industrial processes and the retail stage encouraged international standard entities to develop GOTS certification as a credible guarantee for consumers.
OIA has been accredited for the inspection and certification of textile processing, manufacturing, finishing and retailing.

Scope of OIA-GOTS certification:
  • Certification of textile mechanical processes (combing, carding, spinning, etc.).
  • Certification of wet processing (scouring, dyeing, etc.) and finishing of garments.
  • Certification of commercial operations.
Click here to watch GOTS film.