Please be invited to meet with GOTS representative for Germany, Switzerland and Austria and Marketing Director Claudia Kersten, at the following fairs that include the exhibition of eco-textiles:
Ethical Fashion Show, Berlin, Germany – 14.-16. January 2014; ewerk, Please visit the lecture of Claudia Kersten and Heike Scheuer (IVN) on 14. January, 3.30 pm: "Ecology and social responsibility - Opportunities and limits from fiber to consumer using the example of GOTS and IVN standards" (in German language)
InNaTex, Wallau, Germany – 25.-27. January 2014
GOTS film presentations in the forum, 25.1 + 26.1
A peer-reviewed publication of the long term trial on system comparisons of the cotton rotation in India published in the online journal Plos One can be viewed online and is available for download. The results of this study show that organic soybean productivity can be similarly high as in conventional systems at lower input levels, which can make organic soybean production - as part of cotton-based crop rotations - more profitable.
GOTS also focussed on many proven benefits of organic cotton in the joint GOTS and Soil Association campaign "Have you Cottoned On Yet" .
GOTS representative in India Mr. Sumit Gupta made a speech on ‘Role of Environment and Compliance in Exports’. He was speaking at the Panel Discussion on “Exploring New Frontiers in Textile & Apparel Industry”, which was held in Mumbai, India on 11th October, 2013. The event was inaugurated by Hon. Textile Minister of India Mr. KS Rao. Over 150 delegates from industry and textile institutes participated in the conference.
Mr. Gupta briefly spoke about social, environment and chemical (RSL) compliance. He gave the overview of various global initiatives by Govt and industry in the field of compliance. He also spoke about the opportunities and challenges for the Indian textile sector vis-à-vis Bangladesh, China and Pakistan. He also highlighted the point that the industry needs to follow the compliance down the supply chain and not only for the end product.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was held on 22 – 25 October 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The Expo attracted 65,778 trade visitors from 98 countries and regions. They came to source from 3,358 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions. The GOTS booth was located at the newly debut “All about Sustainability” zone as an educator station. As Chinese consumers are more aware of the environmental issues, foreign buyers now are looking for sustainable textile and standards to enter this potential market.
Interstoff Asia Essential Autumn took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sept 25th to 27th. As the Eco partner of the organizer, GOTS participated in the expo and GOTS Representative for China Ms. Shirley Han gave a seminar on the topic “Better Products Towards a Comprehensive Quality Concept with GOTS”. Visitors from the textile industry such as traders, buyers, representatives of companies came to the seminar to get more information about GOTS.