Modern supply chain behavior of certain industries well explains the globalization, fashion is one of such industries with dynamic behavior. Raw material sourcing to final consumer some apparel product may even travel through several countries in 3-4 continents. However, the final consumer market requirements and obligations need to be met. As voluntary schemes, Textile Exchange (TE) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) programs majorly assure textile sourced products and their supply chain towards sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
The supply chain of textile made with organically grown cotton, hemp, wool, jute, silk, and many other natural fibers from post-harvesting to final production and trading are addressed by GOTS and OCS. Apparel is the well-known product scope of the organic stream though, GOTS promotes health and hygiene, and food contact products while OCS covers a wide range of products than textile such as cosmetic, leather as well as organically grown latex. TE has already introduced several programs widening their arms into other industries such as paper, plastic, and metal related products via recycled programs; GRS and RCS. Textile Exchange’s RDS ensures animal welfare of geese and ducks where down is harvested to use as a fine insulator for jackets, bedding, sleeping bags, and soft toys.
RAF standards (RWS, RMS & RAS) ensure respectively wool from sheep, mohair from goat and alpaca fibers from alpaca origin of farms respect Five Freedom of animal welfare and some more sustainability principles.
Programs vs Applying industries
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|Minimum claimed material content||70%||5%||5%||20%||5%||5%|
|Home Textile/ Bedding||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Personal care products||✔|
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