From April 2023, Oeko-Tex will officially launch the new Organic Cotton label. Textile supplier Milan Group Pvt. Ltd., Limbdi/India, and cotton producer Akasya Sk, Izmir/Turkey, are already the first 2 pilot customers to be certified by testing service provider Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co. KG, Bönnigheim/Germany.
The new organic label ensures that all requirements for labeling as organic cotton are met. In addition to testing in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, it ensures that the cotton contains less than 10% genetically modified material, complies with pesticide limits, and guarantees its organic origin.
Textile companies whose products have been certified with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 can now have their certificates extended to an Organic Cotton certificate by the Oeko-Tex Association, Zurich/Switzerland, after ensuring ecological production.
The certificate can be used for ready-made articles (e.g. T-shirt, bedspread, etc.) as well as for textile intermediate products (e.g. intermediate products such as raw fibers, yarns, etc.). Mixtures of organic and conventional cultivation are not permitted.