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Scale Up GOTS in China - 2018 Seminar

Last Updated: Monday, 27 August 2018 14:29

The 2018 GOTS seminar in China will be taking place along side with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition. The keynote speakers and participants to this seminar are the important stakeholders in the area of organic textiles, including: authorities, international organizations, brands/retailers, traders, leading processors and manufacturers, chemical producers, standard setters, industry associations, academia, media, sharing the business case of GOTS and the latest policy and market trends to GOTS, discussing the challenges and possible solutions to organic textiles worldwide and in China.

Time: September 28, 2018

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition

Organizers: Messe Frankfurt, Global Organic Textile Standard(GOTS)

 

Seminar highlights:

  • Be informed of the latest policy updates by speech from organic experts worldwide and in China;
  • Efficient business matching opportunities with the leading GOTS certified fabric suppliers with the launch of the first GOTS pavilion at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Autumn Edition;
  • 15+ brands/retailers attending, with the leading ones who have GOTS certified collections, showcasing the business of organic textiles;
  • Expert auditors from certification bodies to reply to enquiries on site;
  • Leading media in general textiles and organic lifestyle to attend and exposure throughout the event;
  • Organic catering and surprise GOTS certified gift for participants;
  • Open area in the meeting room: partnered organizations can display brochures and packages.

The confirmed brands/retailers: H&M, Target, ETAM Group, John&Lewis, BESTSELLER, ZUCZUG, Le Petit. The confirmed leading fabric suppliers: Esquel, Kingdom Group, Hemp Fortex Industries, Advance Denim

 

Agenda  (subject to further updates)

9:00-9:20: Registration

9:20-9:30: Welcome address and introduction
Claudia Kersten, GOTS Managing Director

9:30-9:45: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): the standard evolution, market updates and Labeling Guide
Felicia Shi, GOTS Greater China Representative

9:45-10:00: Keynote speech: China's progress on sustainable consumption and green procurement in retail
Representative from government

10:00-10:15: Keynote speech: Organic farming: policy and practice worldwide and in China.
ZHOU Zejiang, President, IFOAM Organics International-Asia

10:15-10:30: Keynote speech: How GOTS improves the market competence of a production mill?
President, Hemp Fortex Industries

10:30-11:10: Keynote speech:Organic standard and certification-Worldwide and in China.
Vincent Duret, Textiles Business Unit Manager, ECOCERT Certification Centre ZHAO Fangmei, ECOCERT Certification China

11:10-11:30: Coffee Break, Group Photo

11:30-12:30: Session 1: Efficiency through sustainability in fashion industry - Perspective from brands and retailers

1. H&M
2. International brand/retailer
3. International brand/retailer

12:30-14:00: Lunch & Networking Speech from leading GOTS certified mill

14:00-15:20: Session 2: Efficiency through GOTS Criteria and Certification

1. GOTS requirements and certification procedures& chemical compliance Control Union Certification
2. Economic and ecologic efficiency through GOTS Esquel
3. Efficiency on chemical management, a case study Advance Denim

Q&A from the floor on certification or experience sharing

15:20-16:20: Session 3: Opportunities and challenges of organic textiles consumption in China

Moderator: Hans M. Galliker, social entrepreneur

Panelists:
1. Dr. LI Feng, IFOAM Organics International-Asia
2. H&M
3. KLEE KLEE By ZUCZUG
4. Olivia C. James, Luüna Naturals
5. CHANG Tianle, Founder to Beijing Organic Farmers' Fair

16:20-16:30   Closing Remark. Felicia Shi, GOTS Greater China Representative