After a comprehensive stakeholder input process where 273 inputs were received from various organisations in the first comment period and 82 in the second, the GOTS Standards Committee thoroughly discussed each point. External expert opinions were sought as required. Based on recommendations from the Standards Committee, the GOTS Advisory Council approved the release of GOTS version 6.0 for implementation by March 2021.
Translations of GOTS 6.0 will be progressively made available in different languages in our downloads section. The English language Standard will remain the primary operative and decisive document in cases of any variance in translation.
Previous versions of GOTS may be downloaded from our download section.
SUMMARY OF RELEVANT CHANGES FROM GOTS VERSION 5.0 TO 6.0
A document that lists a summary of the changes from GOTS 5.0 to GOTS 6.0 is available for download here : List of Relevant Changes
This document provides a summary, but not details, of changes and should be considered only as informative and supporting material to the Standard and Manual themselves. Binding changes are those contained in these two documents.
Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group, 26 March 2020