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GOTS joins German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Última actualización: Martes, 23 Mayo 2017 22:54

GOTS joins German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

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.

Read more here: www.textilbuendnis.com

German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

GOTS joins IFOAM

Última actualización: Martes, 23 Mayo 2017 22:54

 

IFOAM logo GOTS has become an affiliate member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), given its globally-recognized standard for the processing of organic fibers and the organization’s commitment to the organic movement. IFOAM has formally recognized and endorsed GOTS, and requests governments to refrain from establishing other national organic textile processing standards.

For more information, please visit: www.ifoam.org


 

Soil Association Report: Organic Cotton Helps Feed the World

Última actualización: Martes, 23 Mayo 2017 22:54

 

Organic Cotton Helps Feed the World A September Soil Association briefing, “Organic cotton helps to feed the world,” explains how organic cotton helps farmers feed both their families and local communities around the world. The report, launched as part of the organization’s “Organic Textiles Week,” shows how organic cotton farming requires farmers to grow a diversity of crops to maintain healthy and fertile soils and fight off pests.These crops also are a source of food, enabling farmers and their families to feed themselves and their communities throughout the year and provide additional income. The report provides case studies of how organic cotton is farmed in China, Africa, India, Europe and the USA.

Read the press release here: www.soilassociation.org


 

New LCA from TE: Organic Cotton Proven to Cause Less Environmental Damage than Conventional Cotton

Última actualización: Martes, 23 Mayo 2017 22:54

 

The LCA of Organic Cotton Fiber Cover According to the Textile Exchange, data from its November “Life Cycle Assessment of Organic Cotton Fiber” proves that organic cotton causes less environmental damage than conventional cotton. The most significant findings when comparing organic cotton to conventional are: 46% reduced global warming potential, 70% less acidification potential, 26% reduced eutrophication potential (soil erosion), 91% reduced blue water consumption, and 62% reduced primary energy demand. The study is based on data from producer groups located in the top five countries of organic cotton cultivation which account for 97% of global organic cotton production: India, China, Turkey, Tanzania, and the U.S. The analysis was funded by GOTS and 13 other Textile Exchange member organizations.

Read more and download report here

 

Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Report Shows Use Soaring

Última actualización: Martes, 23 Mayo 2017 22:54

 

Textile Exchange Logo According to the July Textile Exchange 2013 “Organic Cotton Report,” the Top 10 organic cotton users in the world were: H&M, C&A, Puma, Nike, Decathlon, Tchibo, Coop Swiss, Target, Williams-Sonoma, and Inditex (Zara). In 2013, the amount of organic cotton the companies had to use to make it to the list increased 50% from two to three million pounds! The Top Ten organic cotton producing countries in 2013 were: India, China, Turkey, Tanzania, the U.S., Burkina Faso, Egypt, Mali, Uganda, and Peru. While there was a 21% drop in global production, that figure is likely to go down with the formation of a coalition of enthusiasts formed to push for change. Organic cotton was grown on approximately 215,133 hectares in 18 countries.

Download the press release here: textileexchange.org


 

GOTS Fact Sheets

Última actualización: Martes, 09 Abril 2019 11:35

"Why GOTS" Fact Sheets

GOTS has created "Why GOTS” fact sheets outlining how companies benefit with GOTS certification, how official bodies, organisations and institutions support GOTS, and how consumers benefit from GOTS. The "Why GOTS" fact sheet for consumers will include a QR Code which directly links to the new Simple Show video.

Download Why GOTS - How Official Bodies, Organisations and Institutions support the Global Organic Textile Standard

Download Why GOTS - How Companies Benefit with GOTS Certifcation

Download Why GOTS - How Consumers Benefit from the Global Organic Textile Standard

Download Why GOTS - Why GOTS Meets Legal Requirements and Demands of NGO's

Fact Sheet: "Are you allowed to label GOTS goods or mention GOTS in your advertising?"

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Fact Sheet: "GOTS Certification helps obtain Leadership Position with regard to the UN Sustainable Goals"

Download "GOTS CERTIFICATION HELPS OBTAIN LEADERSHIP POSITION with regard to the UN Sustainable Goals"
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Fact Sheet: "How does GOTS provide the answer to Greenpeace's Detox Campaign Challenge?"

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