Cotton made in Germany since 1901®
“Always a good feeling" - cotton yarn from Gebr. Otto is the finest thing that can happen to you. Spun with passion. Sustainably produced. For a wearable good feeling.
“Feel the nature on your skin” – For a long time kapok was considered non-spinnable and was mainly used as filling material. Thanks to innovative spinning technologies we were the first spinning mill in the world to be able to spin kapok in a blend with organic cotton into a high-quality premium yarn.
“One solution approach - reduce, reuse, recycle” - Global issues such as ecology, climate protection and the economical use of natural resources are becoming increasingly important for consumers. Our project recot ²® aims to reduce water and pesticide use by using recycled cotton.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, fully-fledged product standard that specifies requirements for the independent certification of recycling materials, the product chain, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading standard for the processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibers. At a high level, it defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain and at the same time demands compliance with social criteria.
IVN Best (Organic)
The certification according to the IVN standard meets the highest demands of eco-friendly production and sets conditions that are far above the legal requirements.
The Fairtrade seal ensures that cotton producers receive a fair and stable price for their cotton regardless of world market prices. In addition, a fair trade premium is paid via Fairtrade International, which is used specifically to finance social projects.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer trust and high product safety.
bioRe® / Naturaline (Organic)
Fairly traded cotton marked by the bioRe® Sustainable Cotton quality label originates from controlled organic farming by smallholders in India and Tanzania. Non-GMO seeds are used for organic cotton farming. As it is almost impossible for farmers in India to buy non-GMO seeds, bioRe® India Ltd. has started to breed organic cotton seeds of their own. The bioRe® Foundation supports and promotes this seeds-research project.
bioRe® farmers participate in decision-making and receive from Remei a purchase guarantee for their organic-cotton harvest. A premium of 15% on the regional market price is paid to the farmers.
The bioRe® brand and the quality labels are owned by the bioRe® Foundation. Remei AG is the exclusive licensee.
BCI (better cotton initiative)
The "Better Cotton Initiative" (BCI) is a program with the aim of promoting the sustainable production of cotton.
Pima cotton is one of the finest, extra-long-staple types of cotton in the world. Supima® is a registered trademark for products made from 100% US Pima cotton.