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National Seminar on GOTS Certification 2016

Last Updated: Friday, 08 June 2018 13:23





The seminar addresses challenges and explores feasible opportunities in the field of organic textiles for Bangladesh textile industry. The august gathering of thought leaders from various walks of sustainability (including compliance, regulation, quality assurance, green chemistry, chemical management) along with media and trade associations shall contemplate on the impact of investing in social and environmental responsibilities on economic success.

The seminar shall touch upon both technical and commercial aspects of sustainable textile processing. The National Seminar provides the ideal opportunity to explore organic textile processing in the region and would potentially be redefining sustainable supply chain dynamics there. Successful stories of established economically viable sustainable business models aim to encourage more entrepreneurs to follow suit. 

The seminar is supported by IFOAM- Organics International. GOTS requires organic certification of fibres on basis of recognised international or national standards that are approved in the IFOAM family of standards.


The 'Sponsorship Brochure' can be downloaded here

The 'Seminar Agenda' can be downloaded here

The 'Press Release' can be read here


Presentations from the seminar can be downloaded from below links:

Introduction to GOTS- Technical Criteria and Benefits to Businesses

Sumit Gupta, GOTS

Storytelling- Brands’ Business Case with Organic Textiles

Thelma Ruiz, Brands Fashion GmbH, Germany

Social Issues- Common non-compliances in the region and examples of best practices

Abdul Mottaleb, CERES Bangladesh

Environment Issues- Common non-compliances in the region and examples of best practices

Amran Hossain, Sr. Auditor, CU Certifications Ltd, Bangladesh

Labelling Organic Textiles- Legal Conditions and GOTS Requirements

Rahul Bhajekar, GOTS


Developing a Chemical Management Program in a Textile Process House

Mr. Mohi Uddin Ahmed, Senior Trainer, EHS Plus Center, North South University, Bangladesh


Prospects and Challenges of Organic Cotton in Bangladesh

Dr. Fakhre Alam Ibne Tabib, Deputy Director, Cotton Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh




    Sumit Gupta

    Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

    Seminar Coordinator

    Representative in Bangladesh and India


    Mobile: +91 9892270594





Conference Sponsors

 AEON Logo                     Basil logo 

       Delta Apparel Logo                   Control union logo                                  

        ceres logo            OneCert Logo


Supported by

LOGO BIOFACH INDIA                                            IFOAM Logo



Media Partners

Apparel Views BD Logo      RMG Times Logo 2  


    Local Organising Partner in Bangladesh

        RMG Times Logo 2