1.2 Scope and structure
… "The final products may include, but are not limited to fibre products, yarns, fabrics, garments, fashion
textile accessories (carried or worn), textile toys, home textiles, mattresses and bedding products as well
as textile personal care products." …
In principle, any product that can be considered as a textile fibre product is covered under the scope of
this standard. Textile fibre products containing electronic components are excluded.
This standard does not cover products made from non-fibre materials such as leather, skin or hide.
A textile fibre product can only be certified and labelled ('organic' or 'made with organic') as a whole. It
is not possible to certify and label only a part or component of such a product.
Combined Product: Textile fibre components of a consumer product which is not normally classified as a
textile fibre product (such as prams with textile fabrics, bassinets, car seats or furniture with textile fabric
upholstery) may also be certified and labelled appropriately ensuring no ambiguity about which
component of the entire product is certified.
For example: ‘Combined product : (name of component) certified to GOTS’.
Products / components that do not carry specific mention or requirements elsewhere within the GOTS
Standard may be considered as Combined Products. It is the certifier’s responsibility to examine the
remaining components regarding their overall compatibility to GOTS philosophy and to approve suitable
labelling of such a product. Products that are certifiable to GOTS as a whole (like textile bags, ear buds,
mattresses, etc.) cannot be considered for certification as a combined product.