Epson's Ultrachrome DG inks and cotton pre-treatment liquidgot Approved by GOTS
Epson has announced that its Ultrachrome DG inks and cotton pre-treatment liquid have been approved by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Both are available as standard for Epson’s newly launched SC-F3000 direct-to-garment printer and are also used on the smaller SC-F2100 printer in the same range.
Epson believes the approval is particularly relevant given consumers and brands are becoming increasingly conscious of the origins of the clothing and fabrics they purchase. Textile manufacturers therefore need to be able to prove their eco credentials.
‘With sustainability at the core of all our activities, it’s essential to us that we can enable our customers to be part of a socially responsible supply chain,’ said Heather Kendle, senior product manager at Epson Europe. ‘The GOTS approval for our UltraChrome DG inks will allow our customers to sell their textiles in the safe knowledge that they are adhering to a globally recognised standard.’
GOTS describes itself as ‘the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres.’ The aim of the standard is to define global requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles.
This covers everything from the harvesting of raw materials, through to environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing. Textile processors and manufacturers are then enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification that is accepted in all major markets.