GOTS Managing Director Herbert Ladwig, Technical Director Marcus Brügel, Marketing Director Claudia Kersten and Representative for North America Sandra Marquardt will be attending the Textile Exchange 2014 Textile Sustainability Conference which will be held on November 10-12, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Marcus Brügel and Claudia Kersten will both be speakers during a session about the topic ‘Understanding Certification’ on Monday, Nov. 10 at 10:45 am. Claudia Kersten will also be on a panel in the session ‘Evaluating the impact on Textile Processing’ on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 9:30 am.
More information about the conference can be found at http://textileexchange.org/event/2014-textile-sustainability-conference
GOTS Representative in North America Sandra Marquardt presented about GOTS at a well-attended Texworld seminar in New York City on July 22 addressing "The What, Where and How of Garment Production". Other organizations on the panel included OecoTex, Textile Exchange, and WRAP.
Sandra Marquardt is on the right.
The Dalian Design Festival is hosted by the Dalian Municipal and co-organized by China Industrial Design Association and Dragon Design Foundation. Since 2008, the annual event has been an important event in the design industry aiming to improve industrial development, to promote product design upgrade and to exchange talents and ideas.
From June 27th – 28th, Shirley Hon, GOTS China Representative was invited to the 6th Dalian Design Forum as a key speaker at the Garment Design Sub-forum to introduce the concept of ‘sustainable design” and brought up GOTS standard as the most stringent organic textile standard in the world, to Chinese designers, designer students and establish dialogs with Chinese garment companies and media.
The two-day World Green Forum Yangzhou Summit has dropped the curtain on June 12th, 2014. More than 700 guests including world-class designers, international dignitaries and innovative entrepreneurs from 27 countries and regions worldwide gathered together to discuss “green economy”. Li zhaoxing, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of China Public Diplomacy Association, delivered an inspiring opening speech. The international dignitaries addressed profound analysis at macro polices on green design at the main forum.
Shirley Hon, GOTS China Representative was invited as the sole speaker on sustainable standard to the forum and gave a speech at the sub-forum: Green Textile, to introduce GOTS standard as the most stringent organic textile standard in the world, to Chinese designers, companies and media.
For the third year in a row, GOTS will be a supporter of the annual exhibition Biofach India together with India Organic 2014, which is going to be held on November 6-8 at the ADLUX International Convention Centre in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. 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 GOTS Representative in India Sumit Gupta at the GOTS booth to learn about GOTS opportunities in India. The organisers' press release about the show can be read here. To plan a visit to the event, please visit the official website www.biofach-india.com.
As the standard setter, GOTS gives full support to brands like Green Embassy to promote authentic, certified sustainable practice. At the fashion event, together with Zuhal, Shirley will be talking to Chinese fashion media on GOTS 101: Mission and Vision, ecological and social prospects of GOTS Standard and why GOTS is the leading standard for organic textile.
For more information, please visit:
Green Embassy http://greenembassy.com.au/
Plitzs New York Fashion Week China http://plitzschina.com/en/