Textile Exchange and GOTS organisations drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks.

Today's consumers are becoming more sustainability conscious through the products they buy. Companies of all sizes are stepping up to partner on the pursuit of the good. Global brands are using their influence by making commitments and encouraging innovation in the use of sustainable materials throughout their value chain. Suppliers and manufacturers are looking to differentiate on the global trade market through independent certification of their materials and product sustainability claims.

Textile Exchange and GOTS organisations developed a set of robust standards to meet these growing needs, helping companies and consumers authenticate sustainability claims from raw material to its final product. The goal of the Textile Exchange certifications is to drive sustainability both in the textile and non-textile industry and encourage the use of recycled, organic, or preferred materials in products to minimize the harm caused by its production. While the aim of GOTS certification is to ensure the organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.

Intertek is an accredited certification body for GOTS and for the following Textile Exchange standards GRS, RCS, OCS and CCS, including supply chain companies for RDS, and RAF (RWS, RMS, RAS) with a secondary scope (i.e. all RDS sites after the slaughter site and all RAF sites after the farm).

Why choose Intertek for Textile Exchange and GOTS certification?

  • 3rd Party Assurance: an independent partner to provide 3rd party certifications against Textile Exchange and GOTS standards
  • Network of global experts in the textile processing industry: environmental, social, and chemical management audits
  • Local experts in the countries where your suppliers are located, delivering consistently with precision, pace and passion on a global and local level
  • Process management and guidance throughout the entire certification life cycle through the web-based platform SourceClear providing you visibility into your certifications and supporting faster business transactions (Scope Certifications, Transaction Certifications)

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Partner with Intertek and gain confidence in your sustainable sourcing, brand and marketing claims. With the largest auditor network around the world in more than 100 countries, Intertek can support your organisation's ethical sourcing goals wherever you do business.

Related Links

Intertek's Textile Exchange Academy

A platform built to support our certified clients, providing you with a one-stop-shop solution for updates, training and resources related to Textile Exchange and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification.

Our Certification Process

Audit Preparation

1. Application Submission

The first step to becoming certified is to fill out our Client Information Form, to best evaluate your requirements.

2. Quotation

Then we provide you with a quotation.

3. Contract Signing and Payment

4. Submit Documents

Client submits documents to Intertek for pre-assessment review.

Audit & Certification

5. Audit

Audit can be done onsite, remotely or hybrid depending on the site's risk level. Good preparation can speed up the certification process.

6. Audit Follow-up (if needed)

In case non-conformance(s) is found.

7. Certification Decision and Scope Certificate issuance in our SourceClear system

Audit results will be reviewed to make a final certification decision.

8. Transaction Certificate (Request & Issuance) throughout the certification cycle

Following the shipment of certified goods to the given standard, request a transaction certificate to provide valid documentation to your customer.

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