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Felicia Shi appointed as GOTS representative in China

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54


Felicia GOTS photo 1114GOTS is pleased to announce Felicia Shi (时怡) as the regional representative in China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Previously Felicia worked for non-profit organizations both in London and Beijing. Before joining GOTS, she worked as an independent consultant on various projects for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the ISEAL Alliance. Prior to her freelancing she served as China Coordinator, consultant, and PR manager for several international organizations and agencies including AccountAbility, Global Compact Network China, and Hill & Knowlton Strategies, both in the London headquarters and Beijing offices.

Felicia has expertise in key sustainability issues such as climate change, labor, voluntary sustainability standards, corporate responsibility, green finance, energy efficiency, transparency, and more. She also has extensive experience in multi-stakeholder engagement and consulting, management and coordination of internationally-funded research projects, policy advocacy, and strategic communication. Felicia has deep understanding of key sustainability issues under China’s current policy framework, and how to bridge the gap between the international community and China to make the impacts happen. She has developed key contacts in this field, especially in conjunction with the corporate responsibility and voluntary standards.  

Felicia has an academic background in a combination of Sociology and Management. She holds an MA in International Communication and Development from City University London and a Bachelor of Management from Tianjin Normal University.
Having worked in both London and Beijing with an international team, Felicia has excellent communication and coordination skills in multi-cultural environments and among different work streams.
Felicia will be based in Tianjin and Beijing and can be reached at .

GOTS invites you to its booth at BIOFACH INDIA Nov. 6-8, 2014, Kerala, India

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

GOTS remains pledged to increasing awareness about certified organic textiles and educating about the concerns regarding conventional textile processing. All exhibitors and visitors are invited to meet with Mr. Sumit Gupta, GOTS Representative in India, at the GOTS booth (No. A-23) to learn about GOTS opportunities in India. Mr. Gupta will be present for three days to answer all your queries about organic textiles certification, traceability, benefits and any other related questions.

GOTS is supporting the event (annual BIOFACH INDIA together with INDIA ORGANIC 2014) for the third year. It will be held at the ADLUX International Convention Center in Ernakulam, Kerala, India from 6th to 8th November, 2014. If you also wish to exhibit there, you can get in touch with Mr. Gupta:


GOTS Forum at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 20-23 October 2014

Last Updated: Monday, 06 May 2019 15:50

Intertextile Shanghai

This year, for the first time, a special GOTS forum will take place on the morning of 22 October. The forum is designed to illustrate and give examples of achievable improvements producers who can make along their supply chains to enhance sustainability level. The forum will feature speakers from the leading worldwide retailers and manufacturers. Download the Agenda.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will take place on October 20-23. GOTS China Representative Shirley Han will also be in the “All about Sustainability” zone on site to answer inquiries. For more information of the exhibition, please visit http://intertextileapparel.com


GOTS at IFOAM Organic World Congress

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

The 18th edition of the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) is taking place from 13 -15 October 2014 in Turkey, Istanbul. GOTS Managing Director Herbert Ladwig and Representative for Great Britain Christopher Stopes will be attending.

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GOTS at SDC EC National Conference in India

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54


GOTS Representative in India, Mr. Sumit Gupta was a panelist in SDC EC National Conference, held in Mumbai on 6th June, 2014. The theme of the conference was Sustainable Innovations in Coloration. Mr. Gupta was a part of Panel Discussion-1-Innovations Needed for Textiles. He stressed upon need for innovations in the textile processing, which can provide sustainable alternatives to conventional processing methods. The detailed event report can be found at the link http://colour.sdc.org.uk/2014/09/sustainable-innovations-in-coloration

Sumit Gupta at SDC National Conference Jun 2014

Interview with Sumit Gupta - GOTS representative in India

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

GOTS, an ideal tool for sustainable textiles

Sumit Gupta, GOTS representative in India, gave an interview for the Indian Textile Journal that was published in the September 2014 issue.

Please click here to read the complete interview.

Sumit Interview in ITJ- Sep 2014