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Non-food Sectors


Personal Care

Labeling of all cosmetics ("personal care products") is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and FDA has yet to regulate “organic” claims.
The National Organic Program (NOP), which regulates organic foods, currently lacks the legal authority to regulate “organic” label claims of personal care products, except when personal care operations voluntarily choose to meet organic food standards, gain NOP certification, and use the USDA Organic seal.

OTA Position on the Regulation and Labeling of “Organic” Personal Care Products in the United States.

Fiber and Textiles

All fiber and textiles sold as organic in the United States must meet the USDA National Organic Program rule for crop production, and if necessary, livestock production.

In addition, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a new tool for an international common understanding of environmental friendly production systems and social accountability in the organic textile sector. GOTS covers the production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, exportation, importation and distribution of all organic fibers. The final products may include, but are not limited to fiber products, yarns, fabrics and clothing.

Find more information on GOTS here


2014 Annual Fund

Research and Promotion 2012