This year, for the first time, a special GOTS forum will take place on the morning of 22 October. The forum is designed to illustrate and give examples of achievable improvements producers who can make along their supply chains to enhance sustainability level. The forum will feature speakers from the leading worldwide retailers and manufacturers. Download the Agenda.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will take place on October 20-23. GOTS China Representative Shirley Han will also be in the “All about Sustainability” zone on site to answer inquiries. For more information of the exhibition, please visit http://intertextileapparel.com
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.