Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / APEDA to release organic textiles‎ certification standards
APEDA to release organic textiles‎ certification standards
20
Jul '12

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority of India (APEDA) will be launching certification standards for organic textiles, “National Organic Textile Standards (NOTS) which have recently been included under the National Programme for Organic Productions (NPOP) on July 27, 2012 in the national capital.

Mr Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Government of India, has consented to be the Chief Guest of this event on the occasion. A Fashion show of organic fabrics will be the major highlight of the launch ceremony.

“The certification standards for organic textiles have been finalized as part of the certification process under NPOP, a legal regime administered by Department of Commerce as part of the Foreign Trade Policy.   India took over the long-standing position of the Global Organic Textiles standards (GOTS), a private standards prevailing in the organic textiles industry by introducing NOTS. India has also the distinction of being the only Country in the World to have introduced Organic Textile standards at the National Level.” said Mr Asit Tripathy, Chairman, APEDA, under Ministry of Commerce and Industry

“Today, the European Commission, Switzerland  and the United States of America recognize NPOP Standards and the conformity assessment procedures of India (1SO -17011) to be equivalent to their country standards  resulting  great acceptance for Indian Organic Products in their markets. India is negotiating with Japan and Canada for equivalence.” Said Mr Tripathy.

“India has been a potential supplier of all categories of organic products to the world and exports are growing at an average pace of 30% over the past five years.  There are more than 1000 branded organic products produced in India and each one is backed up with certification and traceability.” He added.

“Last year (FY 2011-12) India supplied certified organic products to various countries in Europe, Asia and US of Value Rs.1866 crores with an increase of 167% in terms of export value and 111.63% in terms of volume  which included food , cotton and textiles products.  Export is a mainstay of organic marketing and is to be expanded further to reach a volume of one billion US dollars by 2015” Mr Tripathy said..

 “As there is a revolution brewing in Organic Agriculture in our country, introduction of NOTS under NPOP will further lead to rural transformation and sustainable development in the country by  strengthening the position of farming families socially and environmentally  for a better future.“ He added.

On this occasion the organic fashion show  will showcase the products of artisans from different parts of the country producing  fabrics using  organic  fibers and dyes.

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority of India (APEDA)


Must ReadView All

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

Textiles | On 16th Dec 2017

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved a special...

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and...

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

US retailers’ ability to offer consumers quality products at...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search