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.
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.
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/
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
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!
A peer-reviewed publication of the long term trial on system comparisons of the cotton rotation in India published in the online journal Plos One can be viewed online and is available for download. The results of this study show that organic soybean productivity can be similarly high as in conventional systems at lower input levels, which can make organic soybean production - as part of cotton-based crop rotations - more profitable.
GOTS also focussed on many proven benefits of organic cotton in the joint GOTS and Soil Association campaign "Have you Cottoned On Yet" .