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GOTS will be exhibiting at Heimtextil India 2015, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. We invite you all to meet GOTS Information Booth Number G36 in Hall 11 and meet GOTS Representative in India and Bangladesh Mr. Sumit Gupta.
The show will bring a wider experience to the Home textile segment by featuring over 100 exhibitors and international participating companies, separated into nine product categories of Bedroom, Bath linen, Table linen, Kitchen textiles, Window decorations, Furniture fabric salon, Textile floor coverings(Carpets & Rugs), Walls of the world and Design & technology. For more details about the show, visit http://heimtextil-india.in.messefrankfurt.com/newdelhi/en/visitors/welcome.html
GOTS joined ‘Seminar on Sustainability in Home Textiles’ as the official ‘Knowledge Partner’. Mr Sumit Gupta, GOTS Representative in India and Bangladesh, will be making a presentation on "Organics in Home Textile industry – The GOTS Perspective". The one day seminar is scheduled alongside the Heimtextil India 2015 Trade Fair on 26 June 2015 at Hall 11, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
“Sustainability” is today one of the major current trends and focus of the textile and furnishings sector. The Speaker Panel would comprise of leading industry players and consultants in the textile and fashion industry, who will offer insights into the latest trends and global market developments in Sustainability at various stages of the Textile value chain. The topics covered at this event will include Sustainability from Fibre to Textile, Testing and Certification, Sustainable Processing, Zero Discharge, Effluent Treatment and sustainability perspective of a Home Textile Brand etc. The conference will provide delegates with valuable opportunities to attend informative presentations, network with experts and learn from industry experiences. This will in turn help the decision makers attending the conference to devise strategies in building a successful home textile business. Event brochure and registration form can be downloaded here. To register, please download and fill in the registration form.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition 2015 was held at Shanghai Convention Centre from 18th to 20th March. The fair reached new records of more than 62,000 buyers from 88 countries and regions, 2,636 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions and over 100,000 sqm of exhibition space. Notably, the increasing number of high quality domestic buyers makes the fair the best platform to access the Chinese market. It witnessed the increasing demand from China although the overall climate of Chinese economy slowdown. The participants were also optimistic about the future in the textile industry.
As the eco partner to the organiser - Messe Frankfurt, GOTS presented at a booth in "All About Sustainability Zone" where GOTS China Representative Ms. Felicia Shi communicated with various visitors from the industry, introduced GOTS to them, as well as answering their enquiries. Moreover, she gave a presentation through the lens of ecological, social and economic views in sustainability to demonstrate "why, what and how" sustainability can be certified. It drew on the example of GOTS to illustrate how certification can assure the entire textile supply chain to the end consumers. The speech was well-received by more than 100 people and inspired more feedbacks from the audience during the fair.