How are the standards and principles of certified organic cotton maintained and enforced?
Dave The Organic Trade Association protects the principles and standards of organic agriculture. Certifiers of the association visit farms, walk through the fields, check records and makes sure everything is correct and in compliance before granting organic certification to farmers. The O.T.A. is accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- What documentation does a retailer or brand need to have available in order to prove that the cotton is genuine USDA certified organic?
- Can all products that are made with organic cotton and have been certified to USDA NOP standards carry the "USDA ORGANIC" seal?
- How are the standards and principles of certified organic cotton maintained and enforced?