GOTS certified clothing benefits from a high reputation, and that is for an excellent reason. This textile certification sets the highest ecological and social standards for organically produced natural fibers, both in terms of the working conditions and along the entire production chain.
Only textile products made from at least 70 percent of organic-natural fibers can become GOTS certified. In the case of applying chemical additives such as dyes, manufacturers must meet strict environmental and toxicological criteria.
To be granted the GOTS label, our entire clothing supply chain was audited by GOTS. The supply chain refers to the entire journey of a pinqponq garment from the cotton field to the dyeing plant to the sewing room until it ends up in your closet. All pinqponq apparel (except the coat and anorak) are made from organic cotton and are manufactured in Portugal in compliance with GOTS.
Ban of pesticides: Farmers decide for themselves on the method of cultivation. Mixed cropping methods ensure long term soil fertility and harvest additional crops so that the farmers can provide for themselves.
Use of trap crop: Chili or garlic plants attract pests, which help to protect the cotton.
Testing of chemical additives: All applied chemicals must meet the basic requirements regarding toxicity and degradability. Also, the amount of energy and water the chemicals (including wastewater treatment) consume must be logged.