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Have you cottoned on yet?

Última actualización: Domingo, 16 Diciembre 2012 19:16

Global Organic Cotton Initiative launched by the Soil Association and GOTS on 4 October 2012

Image: Monkee Genes

Lord Peter Melchett has challenged the textiles industry at the Sustainable Textiles Conference in Hong Kong , asking ‘Have you cottoned on yet?’
The New Organic Cotton Initiative will set the record straight – communicating to both brands and consumers how organic production and processing offers the highest standards and the most reliable, trustworthy system for advocates of sustainability.

The joint campaign of Soil Assciation and GOTS is detailed in a briefing paper - released today, which spells out five unique benefits organic production offers:

  1. Give control to farmers, not GM companies
    Organic farmers don't have their choices controlled by GM companies
  2. Eliminate hazardous synthetic pesticides
    Organic cotton doesn’t use dangerous pesticides, protecting farmers’ lives and the environment
  3. Help farmers feed their families
    Organic cotton enables farmers to grow other crops for food and income
  4. Save precious water
    Organic cotton uses less water, preserving a scarce and precious resource for the future
  5. Combat climate change
    Organic cotton farming uses less energy and healthy organic soils store more CO2


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Australian textile Artist achieves GOTS certification

Última actualización: Domingo, 16 Diciembre 2012 19:23

Turkish born artist Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is the first Australian Artist to be making Certified Organic Textile Art and is certified by NASAA (National Association Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

Kuvan-Mills is inspired by Australian sustainable, organic agriculture and has dedicated her artistic practice to reflecting her thoughts about the environment and conservation.

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InterStoff Asia essential October 03-05 2012

Última actualización: Domingo, 16 Diciembre 2012 19:24

Please be invited to meet with GOTS Representative in China, Shirley Han, at the Interstoff Asia Essential Autumn 2012 Fair taking place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. GOTS is the official 'Eco Partner' of the fair and runs a booth (no C18), shows the GOTS film and takes part in the seminar program.

GOTS on Europe's political agenda

Última actualización: Martes, 19 Junio 2018 23:01

Upon invitation to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit conference in May organized by the Scandinavian fashion industry’s social and environmental initiative NICE, GOTS investigated government policy options for a sustainable fashion industry together with other stakeholder organizations and high ranking  EU officials.

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GOTS appoints Marketing Director

Última actualización: Martes, 07 Marzo 2017 19:11

In order to further enhance GOTS‘ marketing power, the GOTS International Working Group (IWG) has appointed Ms Claudia Kersten Marketing Director as of 1 July 2012.

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Spotlight on the use of NPEs

Última actualización: Martes, 19 Junio 2018 22:57

... in chemicals and related quality assurance measures in GOTS

The findings of the investigations launched by Greenpeace in their Dirty Laundry reports, as part of the current Detox campaign, demonstrate the urgent need to eliminate the use of hazardous chemical inputs in the manufacturing of textiles such as Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs).

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