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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.
5760 certified facilities, increase of 14.6%, with more than 2 million workers reported in 2018
GOTS Representative in North America, Lori Wyman will present the seminar "Third Party Verification for Organic Textile Label Claims " together with Barry Cik, Naturepedic and Harmony Susalla, Harmony Art Fabrics on Wednesday March 6th, 2019 from 1-2 pm in the CMC Penthouse on Floor 13A in Los Angeles, USA.
Learn about the organic textile business from a panel of leading authorities in the industry as they discuss U.S. regulations for organic textile labeling, different kinds of organic claims, and how the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) can be used to legally verify your organic claims and prevent “Greenwashing".
Attendance is free and open to registered attendees. Click here to register.
The newly published organic cotton sourcing guide “How to go organic” provides practical answers to the question how companies can source organic cotton. This guide was published by the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles under the German government & among other like-minded organisations, was supported by GOTS.
GOTS is proud being a founding member of the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles and continuously serves and supports the Partnership for a more transparent, socially just and truly sustainable textile supply chain in the future. Currently, the Partnership aims at using overall at least 10% organic cotton by 2020. Due to the market share of organic cotton globally GOTS, in alignment with its vision, supports this much needed spread of information and research to support brands in achieving this goal.
To access the guide click here.
OTA Report "Cotton and the Environment" explains the impact of cotton cultivation and genetically modified cotton on the environment and the benefits from selecting organic cotton.
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Organic Textile Labelling in the U.S.
Thank you for registering for the Organic Textile Labeling in the U.S. Webinar that took place December 6th 2018. In this webinar, we learned more about U.S. regulations in organic textile labeling, different kinds of organic claims, and how the Organic Content Standard (OCS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) can be used to help support labeling organic textiles. The Organic Trade Association’s Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, gave the state of play in the U.S. regulations for organic labeling with a focus on textiles. Lori Wyman, the GOTS North American Representative, explained what claims can be made for GOTS certified organic products. Textile Exchange’s Ashley Gill covered the OCS and raw material content claims.
A special Thank You to our speakers!
Gwendolyn Wyard, Organic Trade Association
Lori Wyman, Global Organic Textile Standard
Ashley Gill, Textile Exchange