SGS Helps Manufacturers Understand the Growing Market for Organic Cotton

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification
company, is helping clothing and textile manufacturers gain a better
understanding of the growing market for organic cotton.

Consumers are increasingly demanding products that are organic,
not least organic textiles. Total global production of organic cotton was
estimated at 239,787 metric tons in 2018/19, an increase of 31% on the previous
year, which itself followed a 56% increase. Growth is predicted to continue.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the growing demand for
organic cotton while considering its benefits for the planet, growers and

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘The
Growing Market for Organic Cotton

SGS Chemical Testing for Textiles

SGS offers a comprehensive
range of services to help brands ensure their products are truly organic,
including non-GMO screening of the raw materials using ISO IWA 32 to ensure no
genetically modified cotton has been used.

In addition,
they offer chemical residue tests for a range of substances, including alkylphenol
and alkylphenol ethoxylates, adsorbable organic halogens, azo dyes, chlorinated
benzenes and toluenes, chlorinated paraffins, chlorophenols, cyclic siloxanes,
disperse dyes, heavy metals, formaldehyde, glyoxal, organotin compounds, per-
and polyfluorinated compounds, pesticides, phthalates, and PAHs. If a substance
is detected at a level above the acceptable limit, the product cannot claim to
be ‘organic’. After all, in the end, it’s only trusted because its

Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing for Textiles.

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About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification,
testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark
for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a
network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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