Standards & Certifications

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Standards & Certifications

We have rigorous organic and quality standards in place.
Our organic linens are specified and stringently tested to British, European and International standards against the BS EN ISO relevant standard and certified by The UK Soil Association to the gold standard for organic textiles, the Global Organic Standard (GOTS). Fou furnishings, our suppliers and organic cotton farmers are audited annually to ensure compliance to GOTS, the most stringent standards for organic textiles. We are one of only a few linen companies selling organically certified linens in the UK. So you can sleep well knowing that you are buying the best organic textiles in the best possible quality.

Our testing includes:

  • shrinkage
  • pilling
  • colour fastness
  • allergy inducing dyestuff

The  (GOTS)
Our organic cotton bedding is independently certified annually by The UK Soil Association to The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the gold standard for organic textiles. GOTS is a trusted and rigorous certification which is globally recognised. GOTS certification gives assurance on social and environmental responsibility, cotton quality and performance plus an absence of any irritating toxic chemical residues which can sometimes be found in conventional cottons.

The ‘Soil Association Organic’ symbol
This organic stamp of approval tells you that organic standards have been met and checked against the Global Organic Textile Standards at every stage of the linen’s journey, from the field where the cotton was grown, through each stage of textile processing and even sewing, to the final organic cotton product you buy from fou furnishings. Fou furnishings and each member of our supply chain is also independently audited annually. 

No compromise
Organic cotton does not mean compromising on quality, design or paying more. We have tried to absorb much of that cost to ensure that the organic cotton bedding you buy from fou furnishings not only looks and feels extremely comfortable and luxurious but gives affordable, lasting quality and design.