Textile Certifications

The wool used in both LANACare and HOCOSA products have received the following certifications.

  • GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard
    The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
  • IVN BEST and KBT – Naturtextil IVN certified BEST
    This quality seal, well known within Europe, currently sets the strictest ecological standard for textile production at the highest technical level currently feasible. BEST reflects the standards for eco-friendly textiles developed by the International Association of Natural Textile Industry (IVN) since 1990 and reviews the entire textile production chain both in terms of ecological standards and in terms of social accountability. IVN Best exceeds the GOTS standard, which permits up to 30% non-organic fibers. Production under IVN matches the GOTS standard. Using the IVN seal requires the membership and certification according to IVN standards. Wools in IVN supply chain programs are from certified organic animal husbandry (also known as kbT). No mulesing method has been performed on the sheep – a highly criticized way of “vaccinating” the sheep in Australia.