Rogue Organic certification agency?

A warning to buyers of certified Organic Cotton, EUCERT/Gotcertificate, in otherwords these guys, may be a rogue certification agency, which is what Organic cotton in particular needs like a hole in the head.

Organic exchange have issued a warning (incouding pics of the relevant certificates) about them, so anyone working in the Organic cotton industry should beware of their certificates. In my experience any decent producer will be certified with OE/GOTS anyhow, I’ve never actually seen one of these certificates, but maybe that’s because I’m not interested in doing business in Turkey.

As far as I can see, most of the best Indian producers are certified with Fair Trade too now, which adds an extra level of protection.  The moral of the story is that you can’t take anything on trust, if you are an organic cotton buyer, make sure you check the certification right down the line.


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