GOTS In­dia sem­i­nar to fo­cus on key sus­tain­abil­ity is­sues

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A day-long sem­i­nar ti­tled ‘Sus­tain­abil­ity as Key to Busi­ness Ef­fi­ciency’ will be or­gan­ised by Global Or­ganic Tex­tile Stan­dard (GOTS) on May 29, 2018 in Coim­bat­ore. GOTS has been or­gan­is­ing such in­ter­na­tional and re­gional events since 2015. ‘GOTS In­dia Sem­i­nar 2018’ is the third such event in In­dia. Ear­lier, events in Mum­bai and New Delhi were highly ap­pre­ci­ated by par­tic­i­pants and the in­dus­try as a whole.

The sem­i­nar will be look­ing at three top­ics ma­jorly, which in­clude –

Sus­tain­abil­ity in Fash­ion In­dus­try: What are the cur­rent trends in eco-fash­ion do­main? What are the pri­or­i­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences of con­scious buy­ers? How are Indian and in­ter­na­tional brands in­te­grat­ing or­ganic tex­tiles in their prod­uct of­fer­ings?

Sec­ondly, Chem­i­cal and En­vi­ron­men­tal Com­pli­ance: What are the lat­est re­quire­ments in GOTS? How does it keep pace with tech­ni­cal re­search and mar­ket re­quire­ments? What are the cur­rent trends in en­vi­ron­men­tal com­pli­ances? What needs to be tested? Where should it be tested?

Third and fi­nal sub­ject will be Fu­ture of Com­pli­ances and Stan­dards: What are the lat­est chal­lenges? How are other stake­hold­ers in the mar­ket set­ting their re­quire­ments? How can or­gan­i­sa­tions col­lab­o­rate to re­duce dou­ble work­ing?

Stake­hold­ers and those as­so­ci­ated with the or­ganic tex­tile sup­ply chain will con­tem­plate pos­i­tive ini­tia­tives to achieve busi­ness ef­fi­ciency through sus­tain­able prac­tices dur­ing the event as con­sumers have now be­come more aware of the en­vi­ron­men­tal cost of fast-fash­ion.

It has been pre­dicted that 2018 will be the year when sus­tain­abil­ity will be­come the main­stream fo­cus. The event shall equip del­e­gates with best prac­tices and knowhow re­lat­ing to the biggest op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges, help­ing to trans­form their sup­ply chains to achieve ef­fi­ciency through sus­tain­abil­ity.

GOTS has also an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Clau­dia Ker­sten and Rahul Bha­jekar in its lead­er­ship team. “I am ex­tremely pleased that my suc­ces­sor has been ac­com­plished with these two top ex­ec­u­tives lead­ing the Global Stan­dard GmbH. I am con­fi­dent that to­gether they will en­sure GOTS’ lead­ing po­si­tion and suc­cess­fully face chal­lenges,” said Her­bert Lad­wig, who led GOTS as MD from its for­ma­tion in 2002 and has been in­stru­men­tal for the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s suc­cess. Lad­wig will con­tinue to serve as the pol­icy and le­gal ad­vi­sor.

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