Organic textiles have become a rapidly growing market over the past decade. Between 2001 and 2009, the global industry turnover has experienced an average annual growth of 40 percent. From 2010 to 2011, it is forecasted that turnover will grow between 20 to 40 percent, amounting to a total of 6 billion Euros in 2011. The growing trend of organic textiles has been present in Germany for many years already. German consumers have always been highly environmentally and health conscious, and the domestic organic textiles market has been growing steadily since the 1990s.