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 Organic Content Standard: Material from Organic Farms
Sustainability | 27.01.2017

Ecological Material from Certified Organic Farms

It Comes Down to Composition: The Organic Content Standard by Textile Exchange

Organic Content Standard: Material from Organic Farms. Organic Content Standard 100 aims at ensuring the content and origin of ecological materials in a product.
Organic Content Standard 100 aims at ensuring the content and origin of ecological materials in a product.
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Organic Content Standard 100 (OCS 100) was developed in 2013 by the non-profit organization Textile Exchange. Using this standard, companies are able to record the precise proportion of ecological material in a product and to continue to track it through the production chain. 

The standard is based on the superordinate Content Claim Standard, which is also issued by Textile Exchange. The Content Claim Standards stipulates the Organic Content Standard’s traceability of goods and transparency in the production chain.

This means it independently ensures that the ecological material the client wants is actually contained in the final product. Ecological material here is defined as material produced at certified organic farms.

Textile Exchange Awards the Organic Content Standard 100

Unlike other ecolabels, OCS does not include any requirements regarding chemical additives used, nor does it include any guidelines on environmental management or social responsibility by the company.


Textile Exchange awards the Organic Content Standard 100 to products with at least 95 to 100 percent organic material. For mixing ratios of 5 percent organic material and higher, there’s the Organic Content Standard blended (OCS blended). 

Dr. Regina Henkel (Quelle: Dr. Regina Henkel)
Article by Dr. Regina Henkel, editor
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