You give fashion a voice. We give it one language.

GTS has developed the first, standardized industry language & basic technology that can be used to automatically exchange important data throughout the textile supply chain.

For more efficiency and sustainability. For a circular economy with increased corporate social responsibility. For all company sizes.

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Thanks to GTS Language, data no longer needs to be generated tediously & manually. Rather, it is automatically requested from vendors – with greater data quality, at significantly lower costs.


Clients can use the shared GTS platform to communicate their current requirements with suppliers, for shorter delivery times, less low-quantity surcharges, reduced inventory capacity & lower capital commitment.


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Global Textile Scheme (GTS) is the new industry standard for easy communication & transparent data exchange in the textile & fashion industries.

We have developed a powerful & user-friendly automation tool which neither IT providers nor larger companies have been able to establish as standard to-date.

We supplement & support existing system landscapes. Our solution is exceptionally helpful for smaller suppliers & brands, as a foundation for increasing your competitiveness in the sustainable use of limited recourse – thus preserving our environment.

Migration: Integrating the GTS Language in larger data structures is just as easy as implementing as a gradual alignment of your own IT Systems to the GTS standard – choosing the solution that best fits your degree of use.



In order to make sure that all stakeholders speak the same language, the members of the GTS Initiative have established a uniform structure for essential master data in the form of a catalog.

This catalog consist of universally applicable product characteristics, which can be flexibly organized into clearly defined product classes. Since many of these characteristics tend to be repeated within individual product classes, the universal industry language can be used to create an astonishingly concise, machine-readable and multilingual catalog format.


GTS-Cat is a cloud-based platform that optimally supports the requirements of the GTS system, for the implementation of the new basic technology. This includes configuring the GTS Language catalog according to individual user requirements, and making it available for download as a JSON file when desired.

GTS-Cat also allows users to upload their current demand data, making it machine-readable for suppliers and accessible in a standardized data format – with just the push of a button.

With GTS-Cat, GTS Language also offers the option of standardizing data for further applications (e.g. CSR, Recycling, Circular Economy, Certificates, etc.), with almost unlimited, expandable download options.

GTS-Cat is so easy to use that even smaller companies can afford and make use of the technical capabilities of GTS (using only Microsoft Excel, if necessary).


The GTS Initiative is the community which continues to develop all GTS components, as well as the entire GTS standard. Hardly any other sector has ever evolved as dynamically and comprehensively as the textile industry. The Global Textile Scheme must be able to react flexibly to the speed with which the demands of today's consumers keep changing.

The GTS Initiative is the space in which innovative users can define the praxis-based requirements they need their data management systems to address. As part of the initiative, these requirements are converted into topic-based work groups. The strength of the community lies in the accumulated expertise of their innovative members, as well as in the consistent sharing of tasks; this is how the GTS standard was developed in a short period of time. Within the community, collaboration is clearly structured, solutions-oriented, open, and features a flat hierarchy and a lot of fun working together towards a shared goal.

Become part of this important sector initiative! Develop the GTS Language and GTS-Cat further. Help us shape the future of the industry. The GTS initiative is the ideal forum for interested, success-oriented companies who want to learn from one another, grow together, and implement new efficiency measures for their own business.


High Data quality – fewer interfacing requirements

Optimal Data quality is an Important factor for success for any company.

  • The best data quality comes from where the data is created: This is what the GTS strategy is based on. Because GTS users get their master data directly from suppliers with the push of a button.

  • With data requests as its basic principle, GTS minimizes transfer errors and automates data generation. This especially advantageous during hectic periods of scarce resources.

  • By doing away with manual effort, much more and better-quality data will soon be available, than is commonly possible in current day-to-day business. No more effort spent searching for important master data (e.g. for B2B or B2C product descriptions).

  • GTS allows clearly defined, functional connections in all product classes. This means IT developers only one single interface need to program a single interface, and this is done per product class for all GTS users rather than per individual client.

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Tailor-made for your business:
our service packages


Simply looking to use GTS and let others handle the development? KEY One includes:

  • The use of GTS-CAT – in particular:

    Configuration & download of the GTS Language Catalog (twice each year).

    Download of demand Data (supplier) or Master & Certificate Data (brand).

  • In addition to the membership fee, a download fee based on download volume is normally applied – currently charged as a flat rate. Uploading data is free.


Interested in learning from other market competitors and applying your experience as one of the first companies? KEY Two includes:

  • All services from Key One plus additional:
  • Participation in all the topic-based virtual work groups (ca. every 3 to 4 weeks for approximately 2 hours each).

  • Participation in in-person Member Meetings (every 3 to 4 months) usually hosted by a Member Company.



Together ahead: We are all GTS


Bremen Cotton Exchange

Chargeurs Group PCC

Cortec GmbH

CK Creativ Knopf GmbH

Dedagroup Stealth SPA


Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel SE & Co. KG

FSE Franz Schäfer Etiketten GmbH

GermanFashion Modeverband Deutschland e.V.

Impuls AG

Intex Software GmbH

Knopf-Schäfer GmbH

Marc Cain GmbH

Novomind AG

Olymp Bezner KG

Peter Büdel GmbH

Pohl Softwear GmbH

SeDapta GmbH


SML (Central Europe) GmbH

sys-pro GmbH

texdata software gmbh

ZXY International