GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) invented by GOTS working body called IWG (International Working Group) consisting of globally recognized bodies, namely- Soil Association (SA)-UK, Organic Trade Association (OTA)-USA, Japan Organic Cultivation Association (JOCA)-Japan and Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft (IVN)-Germany. GOTS started its journey in October 2006, with the first most certifying body "Institute for Market Ecology(IMO).
Within short time, the standard got most priority in the textile-clothing sector, and becomes the most comprehensive organic label in the world.
As, its continuous development, now GOTS 3.0 version in the market already, but implementation of this version is must for all textile-clothing manufacturers, its dyes and chemical suppliers, while forest based finished goods (paper, cartoon) must be FSC/PEFC from January 2014.
that is why, most of the chemical/dyes/ auxiliaries manufacturers of textiles are flocking to the its certifiers to get certificate of their products. there are few dyes/auxiliaries/chemical plants in Bangladesh, they are also giving utter most priority to get their products and so they can feed textile industry their products with easy efforts.