The 18th edition of the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) is taking place from 13 -15 October 2014 in Turkey, Istanbul. GOTS Managing Director Herbert Ladwig and Representative for Great Britain Christopher Stopes will be attending.
GOTS Representative in India, Mr. Sumit Gupta was a panelist in SDC EC National Conference, held in Mumbai on 6th June, 2014. The theme of the conference was Sustainable Innovations in Coloration. Mr. Gupta was a part of Panel Discussion-1-Innovations Needed for Textiles. He stressed upon need for innovations in the textile processing, which can provide sustainable alternatives to conventional processing methods. The detailed event report can be found at the link http://colour.sdc.org.uk/2014/09/sustainable-innovations-in-coloration
GOTS, an ideal tool for sustainable textiles
Sumit Gupta, GOTS representative in India, gave an interview for the Indian Textile Journal that was published in the September 2014 issue.
Please click here to read the complete interview.
GOTS Managing Director Herbert Ladwig, Technical Director Marcus Brügel, Marketing Director Claudia Kersten and Representative for North America Sandra Marquardt will be attending the Textile Exchange 2014 Textile Sustainability Conference which will be held on November 10-12, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Marcus Brügel and Claudia Kersten will both be speakers during a session about the topic ‘Understanding Certification’ on Monday, Nov. 10 at 10:45 am. Claudia Kersten will also be on a panel in the session ‘Evaluating the impact on Textile Processing’ on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 9:30 am.
More information about the conference can be found at http://textileexchange.org/event/2014-textile-sustainability-conference
GOTS Representative in North America Sandra Marquardt presented about GOTS at a well-attended Texworld seminar in New York City on July 22 addressing "The What, Where and How of Garment Production". Other organizations on the panel included OecoTex, Textile Exchange, and WRAP.
Sandra Marquardt is on the right.
The Dalian Design Festival is hosted by the Dalian Municipal and co-organized by China Industrial Design Association and Dragon Design Foundation. Since 2008, the annual event has been an important event in the design industry aiming to improve industrial development, to promote product design upgrade and to exchange talents and ideas.
From June 27th – 28th, Shirley Hon, GOTS China Representative was invited to the 6th Dalian Design Forum as a key speaker at the Garment Design Sub-forum to introduce the concept of ‘sustainable design” and brought up GOTS standard as the most stringent organic textile standard in the world, to Chinese designers, designer students and establish dialogs with Chinese garment companies and media.