GOTS joined Inkjet India 2015 as a knowledge partner. Mr Sumit Gupta, Representative in India and Bangladesh for GOTS will be making a presentation on "Sustainability Perspective of Digital Textile Printing".
Inkjet India 2015 – The fifth ‘Digital Textile Conference’ organized by Inkjet Forum India – is a leading knowledge sharing platform for the global digital textile printing industry. The conference will be hosted at the prestigious India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 26th February 2015. The topics covered at this event will include the digital textile scenario in India, the technology trends, business opportunities in digital textile printing, color management, importance of design in print and successful examples of digitally printed textiles. The conference will provide delegates with valuable opportunities to attend informative presentations, network with experts and learn from industry experiences. This will in turn help the decision makers attending the conference to devise strategies in building a successful digital textile business. Event brochure can be downloaded here. To register, please download and fill in the registration form.
Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) had partnered with ISEAL Alliance, UK to organize a day-long seminar on the topic ‘CSR Mandate & Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Contribution to Business, Economy, Society and Environment in India’. It was held on December 16, 2014 in New Delhi.
Mr. Sumit Gupta, GOTS Representative in India and Bangladesh, spoke on “GOTS- Benefits and Contribution to India”. In his presentation, he gave the background and history of GOTS. He emphasized on salient features of the standard. He also listed out the benefits India has got since 2006 from GOTS, including the ones to businesses and environment. The presentation was concluded with an appeal to Govt of India for a formal recognition of GOTS standard in India on lines of USA govt.
The other speakers were from the Government of India, United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, International Labor Organization, Quality Council of India and other standards. The entire day was dedicated to discussing various aspects of engaging with CSR and sustainability through voluntary standards, in both the public and private sector businesses and was attended by over 120 representatives from government, businesses and civil society organizations.
Dr. Bimal Arora, CEO for CRB, said “We try to achieve 8 percent growth target with balanced growth in all sectors. While this is commendable, it also has negative impacts on environment and biodiversity. Correspondingly, there has been increase in number of institutions working on CSR, and CRB is one such institution working towards sustainability in a trading context.
A German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles was initiated by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller. Launched in October, the goal is to improve the social, ecological, and economic conditions in the supply chains for textiles and apparel products. Marcus Bruegel, GOTS Technical Director, and Claudia Kersten, GOTS Marketing Director, contributed in working groups as well as on the steering committee in the development of the Partnership, and GOTS is one of the Alliance standards included the Plan of Action.
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