GOTS India seminar to focus on key sustainability issues
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.