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GOTS at LA Textile Seminar Series

Mis à jour : jeudi 7 février 2019 13:26

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GOTS Representative in North America, Lori Wyman will present the seminar "Third Party Verification for Organic Textile Label Claims " together with Barry Cik, Naturepedic and Harmony Susalla, Harmony Art Fabrics on Wednesday March 6th, 2019 from 1-2 pm in the CMC Penthouse on Floor 13A in Los Angeles, USA.

Learn about the organic textile business from a panel of leading authorities in the industry as they discuss U.S. regulations for organic textile labeling, different kinds of organic claims, and how the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) can be used to legally verify your organic claims and prevent “Greenwashing".

Attendance is free and open to registered attendees. Click here to register.

Webinar Recording Available! Organic Textile Labeling in the U.S.

Mis à jour : jeudi 20 décembre 2018 12:29

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Materials and archives now available:

Organic Textile Labeling in the U.S.

Thank you for registering for the Organic Textile Labeling in the U.S. Webinar that took place December 6th 2018. In this webinar, we learned more about U.S. regulations in organic textile labeling, different kinds of organic claims, and how the Organic Content Standard (OCS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) can be used to help support labeling organic textiles. The Organic Trade Association’s Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, gave the state of play in the U.S. regulations for organic labeling with a focus on textiles. Lori Wyman, the GOTS North American Representative, explained what claims can be made for GOTS certified organic products. Textile Exchange’s Ashley Gill covered the OCS and raw material content claims.

A special Thank You to our speakers!
Gwendolyn Wyard, Organic Trade Association
Lori Wyman, Global Organic Textile Standard
Ashley Gill, Textile Exchange

View Recording Here

Access Presentation Here

New Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide "How to Go Organic"

Mis à jour : mardi 5 février 2019 13:04

How to go Organic
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The newly published organic cotton sourcing guide “How to go organic”  provides practical answers to the question how companies can source organic cotton. This guide was published by the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles under the German government & among other like-minded organisations, was supported by GOTS.
GOTS is proud being a founding member of the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles and continuously serves and supports the Partnership for a more transparent, socially just and truly sustainable textile supply chain in the future. Currently, the Partnership aims at using overall at least 10% organic cotton by 2020. Due to the market share of organic cotton globally GOTS, in alignment with its vision, supports this much needed spread of information and research to support brands in achieving this goal.
To access the guide click here.

Knowledge Lounge: GOTS at NEONYT in Berlin – January 15-17th 2019

Mis à jour : mercredi 5 décembre 2018 13:07

A new name and a new concept – Neonyt brings together what was formerly known as the Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show to showcase a hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation. This season’s topic is water - with a focus on the textile industry. GOTS has been an exhibitor for several years & is happy to continue to support NEONYT on its way. It invites brands to take part in the numerous opportunities this fair has to offer: whether the Fashionsustain conference, the blogger & influencer format, Prepeek, or to join in a chat with GOTS at the Knowledge Lounge. For appointments please contact Franziska Dormann and Lina Pfeifer .

Credit: Messe Frankfurt

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OTA (Organic Trade Association) Report: Cotton and the Environment

Mis à jour : jeudi 17 janvier 2019 13:44
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OTA Report "Cotton and the Environment" explains the impact of cotton cultivation and genetically modified cotton on the environment and the benefits from selecting organic cotton.

Version 2.0 of GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy)

Mis à jour : lundi 17 décembre 2018 12:15
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Version 2.0 of the software tool ‘GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy) is now available.

The tool was developed on behalf of GOTS by Systainable Solutions to support the evaluation of factories’ compliance with the GOTS’ “Environmental management criteria”. GOTS Chapter 2.4.10 requires that operators need to have available and provide:
1. Data on energy and water consumption per kg of textile output and
2. Targets and procedures to reduce energy and water consumption per kg of textile output

Both requirements are covered by GOTS Monitor, as it determines actual performance and specific consumption values and provides realistic, factory-specific benchmark values that can be used both as improvement targets and milestones to monitor their progress.
Additional benefits for operators: Achieved improvements are presented both in environmental and in monetary terms and it also allows to compare own performance vis-à-vis global benchmarks from facilities doing similar processing on similar machinery.

Compared to the previous version (1.0), this new release:

  • Is developed using state-of-the-art tools and methods
  • Fixes any bug and shortcoming reported by its numerous users
  • Has new, powerful operational features, increasing its user-friendliness, stability, scalability, portability and robustness
  • Has a much simpler User Interface
  • Uses a much simpler activation and licensing scheme
  • Includes enhanced processing methods and tools knowledge base
  • Utilizes much more accurate and extensive benchmarking methodology

This revamped tool is free to use for GOTS certified textile companies. Besides, they can opt in for 2 levels of expert consultancy services (including recommendations for improvement) from Systainable Solutions Ltd for a nominal fee. The details of Service Level 1 & 2 can be found within the tool under Administration tab.

 GOTS certified companies can download the set up file and installation manual from the link.

Information Webinar GOTS Monitor 2.0

A webinar for Certifiers was held on 17 December 2018 to introduce the Monitor 2.0.  A recording of the webinar may be seen here : Webinar - GOTS 2.0 recording.