OE 100 and OE Blend were created by Organic Exchange, a non profit organization committed to delivering sustained environmental and social benefits through encouraging organic agriculture with a focus on organic fibers such as cotton and wool.
The manufacturers using the standard set by OE 100 are making the claim that the fiber used in their product is made of at least 95% organic cotton with an allowance of 5% for trimming. Products with a blend of organic and conventional fibers can use the OE Blend Standard. While the standards do not have any requirements for processing the fibers, the organic material must be tracked and traced to ensure that there is no contamination from non organic fibers. This requires that every member of the supply chain must be certified by an accredited third party certifier.
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