About Organic

  
 
  More people choose not only organic foods, but also organic products these days.
Along with increasing health consciousness and deepening environmental issues, people who prefer a lifestyle considering global sustainability and nature coexistence has been jumping rapidly.
There are a variety of ORGANIC labels in this world, we should have correct knowledge about organic.
  Organic Raw Materials in the textile industry.
  1 Organic cotton:
Resource organic cotton globally which produced at farms, no fertilizer and chemical herbicides for three years continuously. Environmentally friendly and no strain during the spinning.
2 Organic Linen:
Resource organic linen globally which produced at farms, no fertilizer and chemical herbicides for three years continuously. Environmentally friendly and no strain during the spinning.
3 Organic wool:
Sheep are raised by organic feed which grown at organic farm. The farm also has been certified as organic.
  Sustainable fashion for natural environment as well as producers and end-users.
Organic material means to be grown in organic farms which are non-GMO ones with no pesticides and chemical fertilizers. We have held No.1 share in organic cotton, linen, wool, and silk and committed to produce “Ethical” organic yarns, earth and people friendly.
  Organic Products
    Organic products are stringently defined as the products must be made with the certified organic materials and produced in the certified factories.
     
  Organic Standards
    There are several international standards about organic cotton to show the accuracy of its organic.
Based on these standards, Traceability of the materials and the products are ensured by certification bodies in each area.
Here are some standards.
・ GOTS(GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD)
http://www.global-standard.org/
・ JOCA(Japan Organic Cotton Association)
http://www.joca.gr.jp/about_oc/aboutoc_01.html
・TE(Textile Exchange)
http://www.organicexchange.org/splash/

Taishoboseki has already been certified by above 3 standards.
  The production areas of our organic materials
    Cotton : USA , India, Turkey, Egypt, Peru, Uganda, etc.
Wool : Australia etc.
Wool: Belgium

We search all over the world for a variety of raw materials.
     
 
Organic Certification bodies in the world
 
  Europe USA Japan
Superior Body
IFOAM
O・T・A
Control Union
JAPAN
(CU)
ECO CERT
Q・A・I
JAPAN
JOCA
NOC
Major Organic Certification Bodies KRAV
(Sweden)
Q・A・I
(California)
Control Union (CU)
(Netherlands)
C・C・O・F
(California)
IVN
(German)
O・C・I・A
(Arizona)
ECO CERT F
(France)
NM・O・C・C
(New Mexico)
IMO
(Swiss)
T・D・A
(Texas)
 
IFOAM International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements 
http://www.ifoam.org/about_ifoam/around_world/japan.html
They have a branch in Japan
OTA Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment.
http://www.ota.com
KRAV The KRAV standards are based on the EU standards for organic production, but go further. If your production already has some kind of organic certification, compare the status of your certification with the KRAV standards to see if they match. See chapter 16 in the KRAV standards.
http://www.krav.se/
CU Headquarters is in the Nether lands, Worldwide Recognition. They have a branch in Japan
http://www.controlunion.com
ECOCERT
Ecocert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production.
http://www.ocia.org/ContactUs/Japan.aspx
QAI Quality Assurance International
http://www.qai-inc.com
CCOF California Certified Organic Farmers
www.ccof.org
OCIA Organic Crop Improvement Association They have a branch in Japan
http://www.ocia.org/ContactUs/Japan.aspx
NM OCC New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
The NMOCC is an independent agency of New Mexico State government, charged with regulation and promotion of organic agriculture. Regulation includes organic certification and registration, as well as oversight of enforcement and compliance with organic statutes. Promotional activities include workshops, conferences, speakers, informational tables and providing promotional materials as well as individual consultation with producers.
www.nmocc.state.nm.us 
TDA Texas Department of Agriculture
www.agr.state.tx.us 
ECOCERT
QAI
Japan
www.qai.jp/
Japan
Organic Cotton
Association
www.joca.gr.jp/
   
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