TIKIRI TOYS IS THE WORLD'S FIRST GOLS CERTIFIED RUBBER TOYS MANUFACTURING COMPANY
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been awarded GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) accreditation.
Tikiri Toys is the FIRST EVER natural rubber toy company to achieve this feat. Once more, you can be safe in the knowledge that your baby will be playing with safe, eco-friendly toys when using Tikiri Toys.
GOLS is essentially the organic certification for latex which is the type of rubber we use in all our bath and teething toys. It is the equivalent of the more well-known GOTS (global organic textile standard) certification for fabrics.
GOLS set the standards for where the natural rubber is sourced from and its onward manufacture. To become GOLS accredited products must meet the following criteria:
- Be made of more than 95% certified organic raw material
- Not exceed the allowed limits for emission testing, polymer, and filler percentages, and harmful substances
- Meet the standards set for rubber plantations processing units and the retailer
GOLS makes sure they can trace any latex used by a brand by using transaction certificates which are produced at every stage in the supply chain including the plantation manufacturer and end retailer.
The other very important thing GOLS does is perform yearly audits of any brands that have achieved this accreditation. This is to make sure that brands remain compliant once they have achieved the status. The Control Union is the body that covers the certifications for everything organic and is responsible for ensuring brands remains up to standards.