Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Global brands commit to use GOTS certified textiles
Global brands commit to use GOTS certified textiles
02
Dec '16
Sumit Gupta, GOTS representative for Indian and Bangladesh, speaking at the event.
Sumit Gupta, GOTS representative for Indian and Bangladesh, speaking at the event.
Brands that attended the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) seminar in Bangladesh, committed to increase their share of GOTS certified textiles. GOTS, a voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing of apparel and home textiles, organised the seminar in Dhaka that was attended by over 170 delegates from five countries.

The national seminar on GOTS certification stressed on the need to create more training and awareness among staff and workers for better implementation of standards at the workplace. The participants also agreed that sustainable textile production, compliant with international standards like GOTS, is the way to go for long term business gains.

The conference had four sessions that addressed the various dimensions of GOTS as an instrument of sustainable supply chain management. These included ‘Business Case for Sustainability with Organic Textiles’, ‘Quality Assurance through GOTS’, ‘Leading the Way to Best Practices’ and ‘Challenges in Sustainable Supply Chain and Opportunities with GOTS’.

“I was delighted to see tremendous interest in GOTS and sustainability among the textile industry in Bangladesh. The fact that this seminar had a full house testifies to the efforts that the industry is making in moving towards a cleaner future. Delegates showed great enthusiasm during the Q&A sessions asking experts their doubts, giving suggestions and even sharing good practices they follow,” said Rahul Bhajekar, GOTS director standards development and quality assurance.

Sumit Gupta, GOTS representative in Bangladesh and India, encouraged the Bangladesh textile industry to use sustainability and GOTS as a tool to achieve its ambitious target of $50 billion in RMG exports.

International brands and retailers, manufacturers and exporters, representatives from Bangladesh government, certification bodies, professionals from fields of testing, chemical compliance, media, trade associations, NGOs, academics, consultants and more attended the seminar. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2020

Scottish businesses to gain from UK-Japan trade agreement

Scottish businesses, including textile firms, are set to benefit from ...

Pic: SA Company

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Oct 2020

TZP Group makes strategic investment in SA Company

TZP Group, through TZP Capital Partners III, a private equity firm...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 27th Oct 2020

Online shopping scams rise 37% during 2020 1st half in UK

Incidences of online shopping and auction fraud in the UK rose by 37...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Virtual reality would be the new normal

Software Firms, Head honchos

Software Firms
Head honchos

Blockchain technology will shorten lead times

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

The budget will give major impetus to textile and apparel consumption

Rushiraj Mulani,

Rushiraj Mulani

The Shradhdha Group of companies was established in 2010 and is based out...

Priyanka Salot,

Priyanka Salot

The Sleep Company was established to upgrade the sleep quality of every...

Alon Moshe,

Alon Moshe

Israel-based Twine Solutions is a technology start-up that has developed a ...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Brad Holschuh, Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

Brad Holschuh
Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Design of...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman
MIP

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Bani Batra,

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi s.r.l

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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

Leave your Comments


October 2020

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


Advanced Search