Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was held on 22 – 25 October 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The Expo attracted 65,778 trade visitors from 98 countries and regions. They came to source from 3,358 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions. The GOTS booth was located at the newly debut “All about Sustainability” zone as an educator station. As Chinese consumers are more aware of the environmental issues, foreign buyers now are looking for sustainable textile and standards to enter this potential market.
Planet Textiles 2013 Annual Conference took place in Shanghai on 22nd. October 2013, and this year’s focus was on “Sustainability in China. Reality or fantasy?” 12 international guest speakers including Ms. Shirley Han from GOTS were invited to discuss on the sustainable practices in the Chinese Textile Industry. By representing GOTS, Ms. Shirley Han shared information on organic cotton growing in China, as well as the rising demand of organic clothing in China.
Interstoff Asia Essential Autumn took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sept 25th to 27th. As the Eco partner of the organizer, GOTS participated in the expo and GOTS Representative for China Ms. Shirley Han gave a seminar on the topic “Better Products Towards a Comprehensive Quality Concept with GOTS”. Visitors from the textile industry such as traders, buyers, representatives of companies came to the seminar to get more information about GOTS.
Please be invited to meet with GOTS representative for India Mr. Sumit Gupta at IndiaTex 2013: Textile Exhibition, Fibre to Fashion. Mr. Gupta will be available for a personal meeting and to answer your queries at Booth No. 34 in Dome E from 18-20 October, 2013. The exhibition will be held in VIA Ground, Vapi Industries Association, Plot No. 135, GIDC, Vapi, Gujarat, India. The exhibition is supported by Office of the Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India. Over 125 companies from all over India are going to exhibit in the show. More information about the show can be found at www.indiatex.co.in.
The exhibition brochure can be downloaded at http://indiatex.co.in/indiatex_content/uploads/2013/09/BROCHURE-INDIATEX-2013-FINAL-Web.pdf.
For online visitor registration, please visit http://indiatex.co.in/visitors-section/visitor-registration.
GOTS representative in India Mr. Sumit Gupta made a presentation on ‘Importance of Compliance for Textile Exports’. He was speaking at the “National Textile Summit 2013 – Introspection on Indian Textile Business”, which was held in Indore, MP, India on 30th. August, 2013. The event was inaugurated by Hon. Textile Minister of India Mr. KS Rao. Over 250 delegates from industry and textile institutes participated in the summit.
Mr. Gupta spoke about social, environment and chemical (RSL) compliance. He gave the overview of various global initiatives by Govt and industry in the field of compliance. He also spoke about the opportunities and challenges for the Indian textile sector vis-à-vis Bangladesh, China and Pakistan. He also highlighted the point that the industry needs to follow the compliance down the supply chain and not only for the end product.
Post event coverage can be read at JTA website http://www.textileassociationindia.org/importance-compliance