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Have you cottoned on yet?

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

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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InterStoff Asia essential October 03-05 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

Please be invited to meet with GOTS Representative in China, Shirley Han, at the Interstoff Asia Essential Autumn 2012 Fair taking place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. GOTS is the official 'Eco Partner' of the fair and runs a booth (no C18), shows the GOTS film and takes part in the seminar program.

GOTS appoints Marketing Director

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

In order to further enhance GOTS‘ marketing power, the GOTS International Working Group (IWG) has appointed Ms Claudia Kersten Marketing Director as of 1 July 2012.

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Australian textile Artist achieves GOTS certification

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

Turkish born artist Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is the first Australian Artist to be making Certified Organic Textile Art and is certified by NASAA (National Association Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

Kuvan-Mills is inspired by Australian sustainable, organic agriculture and has dedicated her artistic practice to reflecting her thoughts about the environment and conservation.

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Shirley Han appointed as GOTS representative in China

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

Shirley owns a master degree in Communications & International Tourism from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, and a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Before joining GOTS, Shirley worked with H&K Strategies China as CSR Specialist and for the UN Global Compact Network China as Vice Director of the Public Relations Department. Having worked closely with Chinese companies and multinational subsidiaries, Shirley has vast experience in strategic planning, coordination and execution of CSR projects for businesses.

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GOTS on Europe's political agenda

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:54

Upon invitation to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit conference in May organized by the Scandinavian fashion industry’s social and environmental initiative NICE, GOTS investigated government policy options for a sustainable fashion industry together with other stakeholder organizations and high ranking  EU officials.

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