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22 - 24 July - GOTS at Home Textiles Sourcing Expo in New York City

Last Updated: Friday, 12 July 2019 11:35

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The annual Home Textiles Sourcing Expo in New York City provides manufacturers, retailers, designers, product development and production executives a dedicated venue to source extensive home product categories. GOTS North America Representative Lori Wyman will be there to moderate the seminar: 'How the Global Organic Textile Standard can validate organic claims while meeting your CSR goals' with panelists Kerry Moser, Director of Production and Sourcing for Boll & Branch and Barry Cik, founder of Naturepedic. 
The seminar takes place on the 24th of July at 1 pm. For more information contact Lori Wyman and visit the Sourcing Expo website

GOTS at NEONYT and XOOM in Berlin, 2 - 4 July 2019

Last Updated: Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:40

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From the 2-4 July, GOTS will have a booth at the NEONYT and the XOOM in Berlin.

The Neonyt keeps following the Hub Concept, combining business, inspiration, knowledge, fun and community, in a neo-new way. Covering progressive topics and events Neonyt paints a new image of fashion, sustainability and innovation. Part of the Neonyt universe is the Fashionsustain Conference, dedicated to Technology, Sustainability and Innovation. On the 2nd July at 2.30 pm, GOTS Representative Franziska Dormann will be on the Fashionsustain Panel discussing Sustainable Fashion Merchandise. 
Within the Panorama Berlin, the Xoom will take place under the motto: "Fusion Fashion - Integration of Ethical Brands in Retail". At the Xoom, on the 3rd July at 3 pm Franziska will join the brand talks presenting the Global Organic Textile Standard. 
For appointments please contact Franziska Dormann Felicia Shi and Juliane Ziegler.  

Call for the members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 13:48

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Call for the members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles:

Following the overall aim of achieving social, ecological and economic improvements along the textile-supply chain, the Partnership has set the goal to increase the share of organic cotton to 10% by 2020 and 20% by 2025. The Partnership will support its members in accomplishing these goals in the area of cotton. If you would like to exchange information or if you have any questions for GOTS concerning this matter, please reach out to Lina Pfeifer, GOTS Organic Production Specialist. 
To login to the Textile Partnership members´area please click here.  

GOTS at Organic Textile Forum - Best Practices for Sustainable Textile Procurement

Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 13:50

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GOTS at the Organic Textile Forum - Procurement in Transition - best practices for Sustainable Textile Procurement, 8 and 9 May 2019 at the IHK Hochrhein-Bodensee in Constance.

At the Organic Textile Forum speakers from the industry, science, politics, and associations will give insights into the versatile possibilities of sustainable procurement. Selected best practice examples demonstrate how social, as well as ecological aspects, can be taken into account in procurement and the decision-making process.

In this context, a comprehensive overview of relevant seals and certifications (GOTS, cradle-to-cradle, etc.) may not be missing on the agenda. Franziska Dormann, GOTS Regional Representative in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will hold a presentation and a workshop. The program of the forum, further information and the registration form can be found here. The event will be held in German.

For further information regarding the GOTS workshop and presentation please contact Franziska Dormann.

GOTS at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Spring Edition, 12-14 March

Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 13:52

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GOTS booth and lecture at the 2019 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Spring Edition, 12-14 March

This year, GOTS continues the successful partnership with Messe Frankfurt and will be exhibiting at the 2019 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition.

Felicia Shi, GOTS Representative for Greater China will give a lecture at the Forum Space on the latest information of organic textiles in 2018 and market trends. Furthermore, she will give a basic introduction about the GOTS standard and the labelling guide.  You are invited to meet Felicia at the booth (at 5.1-AA8) or join the lecture on 12 March, the first day of the trade show, from 13:00-13:30, at 5.1-C02 Forum Space, NECC.

For more information please contact Felicia Shi: