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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:53


Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) to present in both booth and speech in "All about Sustainability Zone" at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015

This year, from 18 to 20 March 2015, GOTS will present as an exhibitor and speak as a keynote speaker in "All About  Sustainability Zone" at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015.
You will  also have the opportunity to meet with GOTS new China Representative Ms. Felicia Shi at the booth number of 7.2-K113. She will be on site to answer your enquiries. Furthermore Felicia will give a presentation in "All About Sustainability Zone"- the open area for seminar to demonstrate "Why, What and How" sustainability can be certified through the lens of ecological, social and economic views. The presentation will also draw on the example of GOTS to illustrate how certification can assure the entire textile supply chain- from raw material to the end consumer.
The "All About Sustainability Zone" will appear at the Spring Edition for the very first time with the aim to address the increased interest on sustainability in the industry, especially recently in China.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - Spring Edition 2015 has reached a new record this year. More than 2,500 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions (1,469, 2014) have already confirmed their participation, setting a new high point in the fair’s history. Over 100,000 sqm will be in use at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)- the new venue for this event.
"Intertextile Shanghai  is one of our most important fairs in China and our further cooperation with Messe Frankfurt on the Spring Edition will mark the next milestone for our partnership.  We are looking  forward to communicating with our friends in the industry during Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Spring Edition 2015" says Ms. Felicia Shi, GOTS Representative for Greater China.







在我们的展位中(展位号7.2-K113),您将有机会与GOTS的新任大中华区代表人时怡女士(Felicia Shi)进行交流,她将在现场解答您咨询的问题。另外,时怡还将在“可持续发展专区”开放空间的研讨会上发表演讲,从生态、社会和经济角度解读“为什么、什么以及如何”认证可持续性。该演讲还会借鉴GOTS的案例,说明认证如何为整个纺织供应链(从原材料到最终消费者)提供保证。




GOTS joins German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 14:00

GOTS joins German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

A German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles was initiated by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller. Launched in October, the goal is to improve the social, ecological, and economic conditions in the supply chains for textiles and apparel products. Marcus Bruegel, GOTS Technical Director, and Claudia Kersten, GOTS Marketing Director, contributed in working groups as well as on the steering committee in the development of the Partnership, and GOTS is one of the Alliance standards included the Plan of Action.

Read more here: www.textilbuendnis.com

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Joins Inkjet India 2015 as ‘Knowledge Partner’

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 16:52

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GOTS joined Inkjet India 2015 as a knowledge partner. Mr Sumit Gupta, Representative in India and Bangladesh for GOTS will be making a presentation on "Sustainability Perspective of Digital Textile Printing".

Inkjet India 2015 – The fifth ‘Digital Textile Conference’ organized by Inkjet Forum India – is a leading knowledge sharing platform for the global digital textile printing industry. The conference will be hosted at the prestigious India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 26th February 2015. The topics covered at this event will include the digital textile scenario in India, the technology trends, business opportunities in digital textile printing, color management, importance of design in print and successful examples of digitally printed textiles. 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 digital textile business. Event brochure can be downloaded here. To register, please download and fill in the registration form.

Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Report Shows Use Soaring

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 14:12


Textile Exchange Logo According to the July Textile Exchange 2013 “Organic Cotton Report,” the Top 10 organic cotton users in the world were: H&M, C&A, Puma, Nike, Decathlon, Tchibo, Coop Swiss, Target, Williams-Sonoma, and Inditex (Zara). In 2013, the amount of organic cotton the companies had to use to make it to the list increased 50% from two to three million pounds! The Top Ten organic cotton producing countries in 2013 were: India, China, Turkey, Tanzania, the U.S., Burkina Faso, Egypt, Mali, Uganda, and Peru. While there was a 21% drop in global production, that figure is likely to go down with the formation of a coalition of enthusiasts formed to push for change. Organic cotton was grown on approximately 215,133 hectares in 18 countries.

Download the press release here: textileexchange.org


GOTS Spoke at CRB-ISEAL Event on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) in New Delhi, India

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 13:13


Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) had partnered with ISEAL Alliance, UK to organize a day-long seminar on the topic ‘CSR Mandate & Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Contribution to Business, Economy, Society and Environment in India’. It was held on December 16, 2014 in New Delhi.
Mr. Sumit Gupta, GOTS Representative in India and Bangladesh, spoke on “GOTS- Benefits and Contribution to India”. In his presentation, he gave the background and history of GOTS. He emphasized on salient features of the standard. He also listed out the benefits India has got since 2006 from GOTS, including the ones to businesses and environment. The presentation was concluded with an appeal to Govt of India for a formal recognition of GOTS standard in India on lines of USA govt.
The other speakers were from the Government of India, United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, International Labor Organization, Quality Council of India and other standards. The entire day was dedicated to discussing various aspects of engaging with CSR and sustainability through voluntary standards, in both the public and private sector businesses and was attended by over 120 representatives from government, businesses and civil society organizations.
Dr. Bimal Arora, CEO for CRB, said “We try to achieve 8 percent growth target with balanced growth in all sectors. While this is commendable, it also has negative impacts on environment and biodiversity. Correspondingly, there has been increase in number of institutions working on CSR, and CRB is one such institution working towards sustainability in a trading context.

Soil Association Report: Organic Cotton Helps Feed the World

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 14:05


Organic Cotton Helps Feed the World A September Soil Association briefing, “Organic cotton helps to feed the world,” explains how organic cotton helps farmers feed both their families and local communities around the world. The report, launched as part of the organization’s “Organic Textiles Week,” shows how organic cotton farming requires farmers to grow a diversity of crops to maintain healthy and fertile soils and fight off pests.These crops also are a source of food, enabling farmers and their families to feed themselves and their communities throughout the year and provide additional income. The report provides case studies of how organic cotton is farmed in China, Africa, India, Europe and the USA.

Read the press release here: www.soilassociation.org