Planet Textiles 2013 Annual Conference took place in Shanghai on 22nd October 2013, this year´s focus was on "Sustainability in China. Reality or fantasy?" 12 international guest speakers, including Mrs. Shirley Han from GOTS were invited to discuss the sustainable practices in the Chinese Textile Industry. By representing GOTS, Shirley Han shared information on organic cotton growing in China, as well as the rising demand for organic clothing in China.
Please be invited to meet with GOTS representative for India Mr. Sumit Gupta at IndiaTex 2013: Textile Exhibition, Fibre to Fashion. Mr. Gupta will be available for a personal meeting and to answer your queries at Booth No. 34 in Dome E from 18-20 October, 2013. The exhibition will be held in VIA Ground, Vapi Industries Association, Plot No. 135, GIDC, Vapi, Gujarat, India. The exhibition is supported by Office of the Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India. Over 125 companies from all over India are going to exhibit in the show. More information about the show can be found at www.indiatex.co.in.
The exhibition brochure can be downloaded at http://indiatex.co.in/indiatex_content/uploads/2013/09/BROCHURE-INDIATEX-2013-FINAL-Web.pdf.
For online visitor registration, please visit http://indiatex.co.in/visitors-section/visitor-registration.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will take place on October 21-24. The exhibition will launch a new area called “All about Sustainability” zone, and it features Exhibitor and Educational session as well as Display Collection. GOTS China Representative will be on site to answer inquiries. For more information on the exhibition, please visit the website here.
Please be invited to meet with GOTS representative for India Mr. Sumit Gupta at National Textile Summit 2013, Indore, MP, India, 30-31 Aug, 2013. He will be making a presentation on the topic, “Importance of Compliance in Textile Exports”.
The UK has launched a Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) with a commitment to reduce the environmental ‘footprint’ of clothing throughout its life. Companies representing more than a third of UK clothing sales have signed up to the SCAP 2020 Commitment and GOTS is a supporter of this initiative.
Thirty companies have signed up so far, they will use a specially developed footprint calculator to report the total global impacts of the clothes they make, sell and recover, in a consistent way. The footprint calculator tool enables companies to quantify the impact of a wide range of improvement actions. The choice of organic fibre is one of the specified improvement actions (‘Move to lower impact fibres’).
This is the first time that a UK sustainability action plan includes validated organic environmental footprint data linked to a specific improvement action targeted at meeting sustainability goals.