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BioFach India 29 Nov-01 Dec 2012: GOTS is Supporter

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

In order to create more awareness among Indian Textile Industry and consumers about the need and benefits of using organic fibres as well as environmentally and socially responsible textile production systems the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is participating as an official supporter in Biofach India 2012, to be held in Bangalore from 29th November to 1st December 2012. All exhibitors and visitors to BioFach India are cordially invited to meet with our Representative, Sumit Gupta, at Booth N° A-17.
Please read the organiser’s pre event write-up and visit the website www.biofach-india.com for all related information about the show

Biofach Japan 21 to 23 November 2012

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Please be invited to the Biofach Japan at Tokyo Big Sight exibition centre GOTS und JOCA booth (East Hall 5-23) and to the Organic Textile Street Panel Discussion by JOCA & GOTS "Organic Cotton is our future" with Kazuhiko Mori, Chieko Watanabe and Yoshiko Ikoma on 22. Nov, 1:30 pm at Room 1 (East Hall 1).

Interstoff Hong Kong 13-15 March 2013

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Please be invited to meet with GOTS Representative in China, Shirley Han, at the Interstoff Asia Essential Sping 2013 Fair taking place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. GOTS is the official 'Eco Partner' of the fair and runs a booth, showes the GOTS film and takes part in the seminar program.

Have you cottoned on yet?

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Global Organic Cotton Initiative launched by the Soil Association and GOTS on 4 October 2012

Image: Monkee Genes

Lord Peter Melchett has challenged the textiles industry at the Sustainable Textiles Conference in Hong Kong , asking ‘Have you cottoned on yet?’
The New Organic Cotton Initiative will set the record straight – communicating to both brands and consumers how organic production and processing offers the highest standards and the most reliable, trustworthy system for advocates of sustainability.

The joint campaign of Soil Assciation and GOTS is detailed in a briefing paper - released today, which spells out five unique benefits organic production offers:

  1. Give control to farmers, not GM companies
    Organic farmers don't have their choices controlled by GM companies
  2. Eliminate hazardous synthetic pesticides
    Organic cotton doesn’t use dangerous pesticides, protecting farmers’ lives and the environment
  3. Help farmers feed their families
    Organic cotton enables farmers to grow other crops for food and income
  4. Save precious water
    Organic cotton uses less water, preserving a scarce and precious resource for the future
  5. Combat climate change
    Organic cotton farming uses less energy and healthy organic soils store more CO2

 

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