By  on March 3, 2014

The Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group launched a 4.0 version of the worldwide recognized standard for the processing of textiles made from certified organic natural fibers, which, among its new provisions, calls for bans on virgin polyester and angora.

“Both bans are reasonable,” said Marcus Bruegel, GOTS technical director. “Recycled polyester yarn is already widely available. In the case of angora, the ban is a consequence of the mostly unacceptable animal husbandry conditions of angora rabbits.”

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