The two-day World Green Forum Yangzhou Summit has dropped the curtain on June 12th, 2014. More than 700 guests including world-class designers, international dignitaries and innovative entrepreneurs from 27 countries and regions worldwide gathered together to discuss “green economy”. Li zhaoxing, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of China Public Diplomacy Association, delivered an inspiring opening speech. The international dignitaries addressed profound analysis at macro polices on green design at the main forum.
Shirley Hon, GOTS China Representative was invited as the sole speaker on sustainable standard to the forum and gave a speech at the sub-forum: Green Textile, to introduce GOTS standard as the most stringent organic textile standard in the world, to Chinese designers, companies and media.
For the third year in a row, GOTS will be a supporter of the annual exhibition Biofach India together with India Organic 2014, which is going to be held on November 6-8 at the ADLUX International Convention Centre in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. GOTS remains pledged to increasing awareness about certified organic textiles and educating about the concerns regarding conventional textile processing. All exhibitors and visitors are invited to meet with GOTS Representative in India Sumit Gupta at the GOTS booth to learn about GOTS opportunities in India. The organisers' press release about the show can be read here. To plan a visit to the event, please visit the official website www.biofach-india.com.
As the standard setter, GOTS gives full support to brands like Green Embassy to promote authentic, certified sustainable practice. At the fashion event, together with Zuhal, Shirley will be talking to Chinese fashion media on GOTS 101: Mission and Vision, ecological and social prospects of GOTS Standard and why GOTS is the leading standard for organic textile.
For more information, please visit:
Green Embassy http://greenembassy.com.au/
Plitzs New York Fashion Week China http://plitzschina.com/en/
Interstoff Asia Essential – Spring 2014, one of the leading fabric trade fairs in Asia, will return to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from19 to 21 March 2014 in halls 1D & E. GOTS China representative Ms. Shirley Han will be on site (booth number K27) to meet visitors and answering questions. Ms. Han is also giving a seminar regarding the latest version of GOTS 4.0, on March 20 (Thursday), from 16:30 – 17:20. All GOTS friends are welcome!
What challenges do procurers face when purchasing socially responsible products? How can social procurement be successfully implemented in public authorities? Are there any forward-looking models and proofs for the verification of supply chains? And: What are the risks and opportunities associated to on-site audits?
These and other questions will be marking the closure of the EU-wide LANDMARK project and will be treated within workshops, discussions and expert-contributions.
We invite you to inform yourself about the most important conclusions this three year cooperation between municipalities and NGOs has generated. Join the dialogue and help create new concepts for the future – as procurers and administrators, as staff of NGOs and policy-makers, as certifiers and company-representatives.
The conference will take place on March 27th 2014 from 09:00 to 18:00 at Haus der Wissenschaft (House of Science) in Bremen.
The evening before the conference - 26th March from 18:00 to 19:30 – the organizers invite you to a welcoming event at EuropaPunktBremen in the Bremen Parliament to visit the LANDMARK-exhibition.
Registration is open now. Register to this free event by using the registration form. Please note that you have to select your availability for one of the workshops and the evening event on March 26.
Please be invited to meet with GOTS representative for Germany, Switzerland and Austria and Marketing Director Claudia Kersten, at the following fairs that include the exhibition of eco-textiles:
Ethical Fashion Show, Berlin, Germany – 14.-16. January 2014; ewerk, Please visit the lecture of Claudia Kersten and Heike Scheuer (IVN) on 14. January, 3.30 pm: "Ecology and social responsibility - Opportunities and limits from fiber to consumer using the example of GOTS and IVN standards" (in German language)
InNaTex, Wallau, Germany – 25.-27. January 2014
GOTS film presentations in the forum, 25.1 + 26.1