The number of facilities becoming certified to GOTS increased 11 percent to surpass the 3000 mark in 2012, growing from 2,714 facilities in 2011 to 3,016 facilities in 2012, according to new data from the GOTS International Working Group. Please see the below press releases for the globe and with addtional region specific facts for more information.
New version 4.0 released:
New assessment of improved regenerated and synthetic fibres
Large 2013 increase of GOTS certified companies in Europe
In order to create more awareness among Indian Textile Industry and consumers about the need and benefits of using organic fibres as well as environmentally and socially responsible textile production systems the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is participating as an official supporter in Biofach India 2012, to be held in Bangalore from 29th November to 1st December 2012. All exhibitors and visitors to BioFach India are cordially invited to meet with our Representative, Sumit Gupta, at Booth N° A-17.
Please read the organiser’s pre event write-up and visit the website www.biofach-india.com for all related information about the show
Please be invited to the Biofach Japan at Tokyo Big Sight exibition centre GOTS und JOCA booth (East Hall 5-23) and to the Organic Textile Street Panel Discussion by JOCA & GOTS "Organic Cotton is our future" with Kazuhiko Mori, Chieko Watanabe and Yoshiko Ikoma on 22. Nov, 1:30 pm at Room 1 (East Hall 1).
Please be invited to meet with GOTS Representative in China, Shirley Han, at the Interstoff Asia Essential Sping 2013 Fair taking place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. GOTS is the official 'Eco Partner' of the fair and runs a booth, showes the GOTS film and takes part in the seminar program.