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GOTS Certification on Four Inks from the SB Eco Series Line

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Inkcups receives GOTS Certification on four of the inks from the SB Eco Series Eco-Friendly Pad Printing Inks line. 

How we got here

Over the past year and a half Joseph Shairs has worked tirelessly towards achieving the highly coveted GOTS certification on behalf of Inkcups. After an extensive process, we are pleased to announce that the following four inks of the Inkcups SB Eco Series Eco-Friendly Pad Printing ink line have received GOTS certification:

  • SB Eco Cool Grey 3
  • SB Eco PMS Dark Blue 295
  • SB Eco Black 165
  • SB Eco Superwhite

What is GOTS Certification?

GOTS, or Global Organic Textile Standard, “stipulates requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecological and labour conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials.”

“The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure the certified organic status of textiles, from the harvesting of the raw fiber, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the end consumer. Textile processors and manufacturers are thus enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.”

GOTS consists of strict and binding requirements pertaining to ecological and social parameters. Best stated as, “we define organic textiles as containing a minimum content of organic fibres, being processed with the least possible environmental impact, under strict controls on natural and synthetic chemical inputs and with respect for labour conditions.”

One of the main goals of GOTS is to give consumers the insight into completely transparent supply chains with products that are truly organic throughout.

SB Series Eco-Friendly Pad Printing Inks

Our SB Series Eco-Friendly pad printing ink line contains twenty-three different ink colors in total, now with four proudly deemed GOTS certified. The SB Eco Series has always held high standards in regard to sustainability while satisfying some of the strictest industry compliance testing including; Eco-Passport, CLP/GHS (EC 1272/2008), EN 71-3, Reach (EC 1907/2006), RoHS, and ISO DIS 6330. This line was created specifically with the environment’s best interests in mind while reducing potentially harmful chemicals and is free of Naphtha, PAH, and Cyclohexanone.

Inkcups & Sustainability

As a company, Inkcups prioritizes sustainability and the environment. We strive to offer new and innovative solutions to eliminate waste and better the environment when applicable. We have an entire page dedicated to sustainability and our continued standards to uphold, check it out here- Our Pledge to Sustainability.

Other areas of production that Inkcups has notably eliminated waste is with the ink cup itself, our VersaCup®. Its design eliminates the need for plastic disposable inserts. Another area is with the utilization of laser plates, which depending on material, can be used for impressive amounts of impressions. That being said, those are only two of countless ways that Inkcups has done it’s part in the past toward a sustainable future, while working toward GOTS certification and other exciting changes every day.


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