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:
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.
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.
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.
... 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).