The number of textiles facilities certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organization rose by 34 percent globally in 2020, reaching a new high of 10,388. More than 3 million workers in 72 countries were working in GOTS-certified facilities last year. While significant increases were seen in all regions, the Top 10 countries in terms of certified facilities were: India (2,994), Bangladesh (1,584), Turkey (1,107), China (961), Germany (684), Italy (585), Portugal (449), Pakistan (391), U.S. (167) and Sri Lanka (126). GOTS is a voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing - including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing - of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fiber and includes both environmental and social criteria. GOTS version 6.0, including even stricter social and environmental criteria, will be implemented from March 1, 2021. GOTS is a non-profit, self-financed organization based in Germany.