The South Asian Region (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh) keeps growing with a maximum volume share in GOTS certification. Despite the pandemic, the region witnessed an addition of 1,173 facilities, counting 5,116 certified facilities in 2020 (3,943 in 2019). The growth demonstrates the acceptability of GOTS on a regional and global level, despite the challenges faced this year. There is a growing demand for GOTS certified products, and we are positive about the developments in the coming year.
Several Indian brands from the retail sector are in the process of becoming GOTS certified. India remains in the leading position in terms of GOTS certification, from fibre to final product as well approved dyes and chemicals.
Bangladesh witnessed a significant growth of 32%, a total of 1,584 facilities (1,194 in 2019). Pakistan also took a leap forward, with 391 facilities (276 in 2019).
In Sri Lanka, the industry has taken preventive measures to handle the impacts of the pandemic. The industrial uniqueness and togetherness helped the overall growth of the textile industry in the region. An increase of 103%, with 62 new GOTS certified facilities, is proof of the positive business scenario.
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