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GOTS India Seminar 2018

Última actualización: Viernes, 08 Junio 2018 16:51

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GOTS India Seminar 2018

As consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental cost of fast fashion, 2018 is predicted be the year that sustainability goes mainstream. Advances in textile process innovations can lead to sustainable development while at the same time improving efficiencies and enhancing profits. GOTS has been organising international and regional events since 2015. 'GOTS India Seminar 2018' is the third event in India organized by GOTS. Earlier events in Mumbai and New Delhi were highly appreciated by participants and industry.  

The seminar is scheduled to be held on 29th May 2018 in Le Méridien Coimbatore, India. The theme for this seminar is ‘Sustainability as Key to Business Efficiency’. Stakeholders and actors from organic textile supply chains shall come together and contemplate positive initiatives to achieve business efficiency through sustainable practices.

Through focused and challenging discussions, this one-day seminar shall address pressing issues relevant to the organic textiles industry. It shall equip delegates with best practices and know how relating to the biggest opportunities – and challenges – help transforming their supply chains to achieve efficiency through sustainability.

 

The 'Seminar Agenda' can be downloaded here

The ‘Registration Form’ can be downloaded here

 


Post Event Update: Presentations from the seminar can be downloaded from below links

Session 1: Efficiency through Sustainability in Fashion: Buyers’ Perspective

Claudia Kersten, GOTS

Gagan Kapoor, H&M

Bruno Van Sieleghem, Stanley/Stella

Madhav Lohia, SoulSpace

 

Session 2: Efficiency through GOTS Criteria and Chemical Compliance

GOTS Criteria and New Requirements

Sumit Gupta, GOTS

Green Dyehouse Management

D. Subaashkumaar, Anugraha Fashion Mill Pvt Ltd

Guidance for ZDHC Tools and Risk Based Testing for textiles & chemical inputs

Prasad Pant, ZDHC Foundation

 

Session 3: Efficiency through Social Compliance

Inherent social benefits of organic farming

RS Balagurunathan, Anandi Enterprises

Better HR practices for business efficiency, A Case Study

A Narayansamy, Armstrong Spinning Mills

Third party audits as a tool for better social compliance

Mona Gupta, Sutradhara

Auditing for GOTS Social Compliance

Dr Binay Choudhury, CU Inspections and Certifications India Pvt. Ltd

 

Session 4: Being Future Efficient: Evolution of Standard

Rahul Bhajekar, GOTS


 

The seminar shall look at key issues such as:

  • Sustainability in Fashion Industry: What are the current trends in eco-fashion domain? What are the priorities and experiences of conscious buyers? How are Indian and international brands integrating organic textiles in their product offerings?
  • Chemical and Environmental Compliance: What are the latest requirements in GOTS? How does it keep pace with technical research and market requirements? What are the current trends in environmental compliances? What needs to be tested? Where should it be tested?
  • Future of compliances and standards: What are the latest challenges? How are other stakeholders in the market setting their requirements? How can organisations collaborate to reduce double working?

  

Kindly refer to the Seminar Agenda for full details.

Why should you attend?

  • Engaging, interactive sessions– Interesting stories with first hand experiences, panel debates and interactive sessions. The seminar provides a range of topics, with an emphasis on audience interaction.
  • Content is designed for action and practice – the agenda and event structure is designed to provide actionable tools and practical insights that can be applied. We will also be sharing post event report from the seminar with all participants.

 

Please Register Today!

For registration fee and modes of payment, please refer to Registration Form.

Please feel free to contact the seminar coordinator for any related questions.

Contact: Sumit Gupta

Seminar Coordinator
Representative in India and Bangladesh
Email:  
Mobile: +91 9892270594

Lead Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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GOTS Regional Round Table in Charleston

Última actualización: Viernes, 08 Marzo 2019 15:13

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Making a Business Case for GOTS Certification

Learn how the worlds universally recognized textile standard can validate your organic claim.  Attendees will include Textile Manufacturers, Brands, Certifiers and Scholars.The venue is the Hilton Garden Inn Mount Pleasant, Charleston, South Carolina February 27 2018

Kindly RSVP to Lori Wyman at to reserve your seat.

 

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome greeting, Lori Wyman, North American Representative for GOTS.

9:15 – 9:45 How GOTS intersects with USDA’s National Organic Program and international organic programs, Gwendolyn Wyard Regulatory Director, Organic Standards & Food Safety for the Organic Trade Association (OTA).

9:45 10:15 GOTS - Standard Criteria and Labeling Rahul Bhajekar, GOTS Director of Standards Development and Quality Assurance.

10:15-10:30 Mid-morning break

10:30-11:00 The Business Case for Sustainability - Linking GOTS to Competitive Strategies. Claudia Kersten, GOTS Director of Marketing and Finance.

11:00 – 11:30 Today’s millennial consumer is tomorrow’s organic parent – a report on OTA’s recent marketing survey and international trade opportunities for GOTS certified textiles, Monique Marez, Director of International Trade for OTA.

11:30-Noon Q&A Panel with all morning speakers

Noon – 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 1:30: How GOTS is strengthening the U.S. Apparel Industry. Speaker Marci Zaroff, CEO of the brands Metawear Organic and Under The Canopy.

1:30 – 2:00: How GOTS is strengthening the U.S. Home Décor Industry. Speaker Eileen Mockus, CEO & Proven Textile Innovator of Coyuchi.

2:00 – 2:30: Afternoon break

2:30-3:00: Safeguarding your company from “Greenwashing” through third-party verification. Angela Wartes-Kahl, Oregon Tilth Certification Organization (OTCO).

3:00 – 3:30 Sector specific circles to gather in small groups for networking "GOTS Connect".

3:30-3:45 Presenting "GOTS Connect Ideas"

3:45 – 4:00 Projections for GOTS going forward and closing remarks. Lori Wyman, North American Representative for GOTS.

Kindly RSVP to Lori Wyman at to reserve your seat.

 

 

GOTS Pre-Conference to 19th OWC

Última actualización: Jueves, 20 Julio 2017 16:54

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Topics like labour rights, collective bargaining, health & safety, occupational health hazards etc. have been part of business discussions from more than a decade. But in last few years, newer concepts like modern slavery, living wages etc. have enriched this discussion even further. Moreover, the discussions have reached the living rooms from board rooms, thanks to NGO activism and social media. Social compliances have been an integral part of GOTS since version 1.0 and compliance with the same is verified during GOTS audits. As per year 2016 data, more than 1.4 million workers were working in GOTS certified facilities worldwide.

The GOTS Pre-Conference to 19th Organic World Congress (OWC) in India provides the ideal opportunity to review and discuss social impacts of organic textile processing globally and in the Indian region – the world leader in organic textile processing. This Pre-Conference will help to create and develop successful partnerships for further actions on critical areas in field of social compliances needing urgent action. It is scheduled to be held on 8th November 2017 in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

Conference Theme:

GOTS Pre-Conference, with the theme ‘Social Compliance Issues in the Organic Textile Supply Chain’, shall provide a great opportunity to debate the priorities for action in the context of the IFOAM-Organics International (IFOAM OI) Organic World Congress and the vital Organic 3.0 debate initiated by IFOAM OI. The pre-conference shall discuss and debate on pertinent issues like living wages, management of compliance, etc. The conclusions from the pre-conference shall be presented in Track 7.A of the 19th OWC.

Position in India:

  • India is the leader in both organic cotton cultivation and processing, with the largest number of GOTS certified facilities in the world.
  • Though social conditions in Indian textile industry are generally known to be better than its immediate neighbours, much more needs to be done to tackle consistently continuing issues like child labour, discrimination, payment of minimum wages etc.
  • So far, India has ratified six out of the eight core labour standards (Nos. 29, 100, 105, 111, 138 and 182), three out of the four “Governance” Conventions (Nos. 81, 122 and 144) and 38 out of the 177 Technical Conventions.

 

About 19th Organic World Congress (OWC)

OWC is a series of international conferences organised by International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) held every three years in different parts of the world. 19th OWC is scheduled to be held in Greater Noida, India on 9th- 11th Nov 2017. The Congress shall hold a series of discussions and debates by leaders from the organic movement on how we can best promote and implement the organic agenda. The theme for congress is 'Global Adoption of Organic Principles for Truly Sustainable Agriculture'. Diverse topics with relevance to global and local progress would be discussed in the three days discourse. Track 7.A of the congress is focussed on Organic Textiles and Body Care Products and shall discuss ‘Challenges and opportunities for the development of organic textiles and cosmetics’. For more information on the congress, please visit the official website https://owc.ifoam.bio/2017/owc.

 

The 'Conference Brochure' can be downloaded here

The 'Seminar Agenda' can be downloaded here

The ‘Registration Form’ can be downloaded here

 

 

Conference Sponsors

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Media Partners       

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Local Organising Partner in India

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Contact:

Sumit Gupta

Conference Coordinator

Representative in India and Bangladesh

Email:  

Mobile: +91 9892270594

 

 

 

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