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Eco- Textile Labelling Guide 201029 goods containing 100% organic cotton. This has now changed to ' made with 100% organically grown cotton' ( for goods made of 100% organic cotton) or ' made with organically grown cotton', which now applies for goods made with organic cotton and a maximum of 5% non- cotton content. OE Blended changes The OE Blended Standard, previously described goods which had been ' made with X% organically grown cotton' only if they contained a minimum of 5% organic cotton, regardless of what the non- organic cotton content was. However, OE have changed this so that OE Blended Standard is only awarded when the ' cotton content is organically Organic Exchange As we go to press, this US non- profit organi-sation is about to change its name to reflect a new wider remit to cover eco-textiles as a whole. This well- known voluntary organic ' fibre only' standard offers two versions of its standard for certifying that cotton fibre used in textiles is grown organically. The first is the OE 100 Standard which is used for tracking and documenting the purchase, handling and use of 100% certified organic cotton fibre in yarns, fabrics and finished goods. Secondly, the Organic Exchange also introduced the OE Blended Standard, which details the steps required for textile mills to receive organic certification relating to goods which have only a certain percentage of organic fibre. Since the first edition of this guide, the OE standards themselves have not changed significantly, but there have been changes to the labelling claims and the accreditation procedures. Until now OE did its own internal reviews of those certification bodies who applied to certify to OE standards, but the OE has now moved this process to third- party accreditation bodies. OE 100 changes In terms of labelling, the OE 100 Standard previously described goods ' made with 100% organically grown cotton' or ' made with organically grown cotton' to apply only to At a glance: Scope of OE 100 and OE Blended Standards GOTS StandardYesNo Organic fibre ? Genetic modification ? Water effluent ? Air emissions ? Energy consumption ? Worker safety ? Consumer safety ? Social criteria ? RSL/ Chemical residues ? Responsible water use ? Voluntary organic standards

30Eco- Textile Labelling Guide 2010 The International Wool Textile Organisation has recently modified its definition of organic wool which was previously aligned to the GOTS processing standard but now looks towards the NOP and EU 834/ 20078 obligatory organic fibre guidelines. In addition, the IWTO reveals that it is drawing up a Code of Practice for the production and processing of organic wool, which will augment and add guidance for the application of definitions of organic wool and its products that may be applied in all world markets. Definitions IWTO notes that notwithstanding legislative requirements, the term organic is also used in labelling to describe both the raw fibre and manufactured product ( e. g. garment). In certain instances, the IWTO says the use of this term can be ill- defined - especially for wool - so has drawn up its own definitions for organic wool fibre. Organically- grown wool This is wool grown by sheep raised on certified organic farms and harvested according to appropriate organic practices. The farm must be certified ' organic' by an IFOAM- accredited or internationally recognised ( according to ISO Guide 65) certifier. The organic wool and farming practices: ? must meet the standards enshrined in the legislation of the country in which the ultimate products are sold, where they exist; or ? where the country in which the ultimate product will be sold is not known, must meet a recognised international standard or the national standard from the country of origin. Notification of the standard to which the farm is certified must accompany the ' organic descriptor' of the wool. Recognised standards include, but are not limited to USDA National Organic Program and EEC Regulation 834/ 2007. IWTO reserves the right to exclude from this International Wool Textile Organisation At a glance: Scope of IWTO organic standard GOTS StandardYesNo Organic ? Genetic modification ? Water effluent ? Air emissions ? Energy consumption ? Worker safety ? Consumer safety ? Social criteria ? RSL/ Chemical residues ? Responsible water use ? Voluntary organic standards