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Textile Exchange: organic textile

Textile Exchange: organic textile

Organic Content Standard (OCS) is the standard of organic textile prepared by Textile Exchange. The use of organic natural fibers, their traceability along the production chain and the adoption of eco-sustainable processes are the main objectives of the OCS.

What is the organic textile?

The certification ensures the use of natural fibers (cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool) cultivated according to the principles of organic farming, i.e. without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

All products made up of at least 5% of certified organic natural fibers can be declared as organic textiles.

CCPB is recognized and accredited by IOAS (International Organic Accreditation Service), as a certification body authorized to certify textile products in compliance with Textile Exchange.

Its services include:

  • OE 100 applied to textile products made of 100% organic natural fibers
  • OE Blended applied to textile products made with a minimum content of 5% organic natural fibers

Operation of the certification

Applying company must comply with the requirements and obligations set out in the Production Standard and the Certification Regulation. The required documents are:

  • Application of the certification, accompanied by its annex and the documents referred to it including the control plan
  • acceptance of the economic offer and certification contract

Upon receipt of the documentation, CCPB provides:

  • document evaluation
  • inspection of certification in the production sites
  • choice for certification and its issue
  • enrollment in the register of certified products
  • surveillance activities which allows CCPB to assess the maintenance of compliance with the Production Standard