The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) develops strict rules & regulations to ensure that organically labeled agricultural products have been produced through approved methods. Organic operations must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, only using approved substances, and never using synthetic pesticides or Genetically Modified Organisms. All of the organic cotton used in Loomstate’s products are grown to USDA NOP standards – the very same as organic food! usda.gov
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) verifies the presence and amount of organic material contained in a finished product by providing a strict chain of custody system from the organic raw material source. Loomstate’s organic cotton & recycled polyester blended products are OCS certified.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading standard in organic textile traceability and manufacturing worldwide. GOTS sets strict quality and chain of custody standards to ensure that the organic status of textiles from the raw material stage through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing and proper labeling - all to provide a credible customer-facing standard you can trust. Your 100% organic cotton uniforms are certified to this strict global standard.
Social Accountability 8000 (SA 8000) is the leading social certification that reflects provisions in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labour Organization (ILO). This is a mutli-stakeholder initiative for verifying social accountability in workplaces and fair treatment of workers in all industries throughout the world.
The Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) audits core standards (local laws, compensation, forced labor, child labor, etc.) for production facilities participating in the WRAP Certification Program.
This is a worldwide independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished products at every processing level. OEKO-TEX 100 sets restrictions for harmful substances in manufacturing processes, including legally banned substances as well as dangerous chemicals that are not regulated.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international standard that sets requirements for recycled content in products. GRS establishes stringent rules for prove chain of custody, content claims, social and environmentally friendly practices, and chemical restrictions in manufacturing processes. All recycled polyester, rPET, in Loomstate’s products are certified to the GRS.