South Asia Textiles receives GOTS
South Asia Textiles Industries Lanka (SAT), a premier fabric
manufacturer in Sri Lanka and subsidiary to Ceylon Leather Products PLC
CLPL) under Environmental Resources Investment PLC (ERI), recently
received certification in the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
With consumer demands for ecologically and socially responsible
textile production ever-increasing, the GOTS certification of SAT could
not be more timely or appropriate.
For the socially and environmentally conscious consumer, the GOTS
certification ensures that garments are made based on internationally
defined and accepted norms and standards, while also guaranteeing the
organic status of a product. For SAT, GOTS provides world-wide
recognition that products have been made to conform to certain
ecological and social criteria that meet consumer demands for organic
SAT manufactures high quality knitted fabrics for domestic and
international markets, through processes of dyeing, printing, brushing,
sueding, and finishing. SAT's state-of-the-art processing plant produces
upwards of 630,000 kilos of finished fabric per month for buyers such as
M&S, Victoria Secret, NEXT, JC Penney, GAP, Tesco, PVH, H&M,
George/Azda, Levis, etc.
Under this certification, SAT is being recognized for its compliance
to GOTS's extensive requirements for fibre production.
In brief, the criteria include:products contain a minimum of 70%
organic fibre, chemical inputs such as dye and auxiliaries must meet
certain environmental and toxicological requirements for
biodegradability and eliminability.