Thank you for choosing a certified organic cotton product
Dovecote Northumberland is eager to use organic cotton.  
It is cultivated without the use of fertilizers or pesticides.

This makes it better for the environment and better for the growers.

  • No pesticides or fertiliser
  • Fair prices and wages for workers
  • According to IVN guidelines
  • No health hazard
  • Suitable for people with allergies
  • Can be used long time so durable



Some of the sections from social criteria under GOTS version 6.0 are highlighted here. For more details, see the latest version of the GOTS Standard. 

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Child labour shall not be used
  • No discrimination is practised
  • Occupational health and safety (OHS)
  • No harassment and violence
  • Remuneration and assessment of living wage gap
  • Working time
  • No precarious employment is provided
  • Migrant workers

A textile product carrying the GOTS label must contain a minimum of 70% certified organic fibres, a product with the label grade grade 'organic' must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres. 


The Standard

Sustainable fashion, ethical clothing, fair production have many meanings. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has a clearly defined set of criteria and is transparent.

GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. GOTS certified final products may include fibre products, yarns, fabrics, clothes, home textiles, mattresses, personal hygiene products, as well as food contact textiles and more.

Having one common standard means textile processors and manufacturers can export their fabrics and garments with one organic certification that is accepted in all major markets. This transparency also gives consumers the power to choose truly organic products sourced from green supply chains.