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Our Ethics

Tom-Boi / Our Ethics

BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE AND THE PLANET

It is important to us here at Tom-Boi that we not only provide awesome clothes for our fellow tomboys but to also be accountable and responsible for the products we produce.
We are on our way to having a full range that is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton so that when you buy from us you know can happily wear your gear knowing you made a sustainable and ethical purchase and have helped to make the world a better place (insert smiley face here).

So what is GOTS certification we hear you asking!

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

  • The material must be at least 95% organic, as certified by “recognised international or national standards.” If the material is 70% organic, it can be labeled as “made with organic.”
  • The material needs to be processed separately from conventionally-grown fiber.
  • Inputs like dyes and oils need to be biodegradable and free of harsh chemicals like phthalates, PVC, synthetic sizing agents, and chlorine bleach, and they must keep full records of any chemical inputs to their manufacturing process.
  • The fiber cannot come from a genetically modified organism.
  • Farmers and producers need to be certified, and those certifiers have to be accredited GOTS or hold an internationally recognised accreditation.
  • Fabric and products must meet high standards for residue testing.

By using the GOTS certified manufacturers you know our fabrics are truly organic, nontoxic and made in a way that respects people and the earth. It’s one way of getting a small behind-the-scenes look at what goes into your product, and knowing you can feel good about it (insert warm fuzzy feelings here).

Thank you for choosing a better world!