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:
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.
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.
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.
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.