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USTRIVE Manufacturing gains GOTS, OCS certification

March 6th, 2020 / By: / Company News

USTRIVE Manufacturing, a Los Angeles, Calif.-based garment maker specializing in knitwear, has become the first and only vertical clothing manufacturer in North America to be certified to both the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange’s Organic Content Standard (OCS), the world’s two leading organic textile standards.

USTRIVE enables brands to meet both Made in America and organic criteria throughout their entire supply chain from cut and sew to dyeing, finishing, screen printing, embroidering, packaging and storage.

The Global Organic Textile Standard includes both environmental and social provisions for post-harvest to retail shelf management, addressing all the processing stages (ginning, spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of 70-100 percent organic fiber-containing products and prohibiting the use of toxic inputs. The Organic Content Standard verifies that five to 100 percent of the raw fiber in the product was grown to the US Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program organic crop or livestock standards (in the US) no matter where in the world it was grown or raised, and allows blending of conventional and organic cotton as well as synthetic fibers.