What’s happening: Precision Textiles has attained the Global Organic Textile Standard certification for its Troy, North Carolina, manufacturing facility.
The 170,000-square-foot facility opened in September 2021 and has since become the company’s primary facility serving the home furnishings industry. It is the first of Precision’s facilities to receive the GOTS certification.
To receive the certification, the North Carolina facility underwent a vigorous auditing process to ensure that it meets the rigorous standards set forth for the production and processing of organic fibers.
Why it matters: In compliance with the certification, all of Precision’s “organic” labeled products must utilize a minimum of 70% organic fibers. The facility must also comply with the GOTS standard for environmental criteria — keeping the facility toxin-free, implementing water and energy conservation measures, etc. — and labor standards defined by the International Labor Organization.
“Organic and natural products are one of the fastest-growing subcategories of the mattress industry, so it was important for us to meet the GOTS standards and participate more fully in this opportunity,” says Scott Tesser, CEO of Precision Textiles. “We have always been committed to providing safer, chemical- and toxin-free products for our customers. The GOTS certification was another important milestone for us in that direction.”
Having a GOTS certification offers assurance to Precision’s customers that its products are produced and processed in a manner that is organic, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.