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Study „Failed promises - the rise and fall of GM cotton in India

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17.10.2017 Editor

The Soil Association’s recent report about GM cotton in India was launched at the Textile Exchange sustainability Conference in Washington DC last week. 

India: GMOs in GOTS-certified organic cotton

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11.10.2017 Editor

With GMO cotton first having been grown in India in 2002, its share of all cotton is now well over 90 percent. Now, the Swiss magazine Saldo has carried out research in India and has had GOTS-certified organic yarn tested. A German laboratory revealed a high level of GMO contamination.

Pesticide-Free Cotton in Ethiopia

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19.06.2017 Editor

Tadesse Amera, Director of PAN Ethiopia, reports that since 2013 they have been working to support cotton farmers in Southern Ethiopia to adopt safer and more sustainable methods of growing pesticide-free cotton.

Organic textiles: big brands commit to sustainable cotton

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16.06.2017 Editor

Thirteen of the world's biggest clothing and textile brands have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.


Goa: Vom Hippie-Mekka zum Bio-Hotspot

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24.05.2017 Redaktion

Goldene Strände, entspanntes Lebenstempo: Als paradiesisches Urlaubsziel ist Goa weltweit bekannt. Doch auch in Sachen gesunde Ernährung hat sich der kleinste unter den indischen Bundesstaaten zum Hotspot entwickelt. Nicht zuletzt dank seiner multi-kulturellen Bevölkerung ist das einstige Hippie-Mekka heute Heimat einer lebendigen Bio-Gemeinde.

Goa Organic

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04.04.2017 Editor

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community. Its golden beaches, verdant landscape, and languid pace serve as a befitting backdrop to the many organic and eco friendly enterprises that are being promoted by residents—mostly expats. From organic restaurants to organic textile boutiques, organic groceries and even an organic urban farming initiative, the state has plenty to offer on the organic spectrum. First published in Pure & Eco India,

Version 5.0 of Global Organic Textile Standard released

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16.03.2017 Editor

The new version of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) contains stricter criteria for regenerated fibres & category "Combined Products" as well as further social criteria.

Organic cotton from India designed in New York

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05.01.2017 Karin Heinze

The organic enterprise Suminter India Organics® runs a fair trade organic cotton project with 5,500 farmers in the state of Gujarat, India. The cotton is the raw material for Satva Atheleisurewear - watch the video interview. 

Organic textiles: 50 companies certified to GOTS in the U.S.

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14.12.2016 Editor

Ramblers Way Farm, Inc. of Kennebunk, Maine, manufacturer of garments made from GOTS certified organic wool, has become the fiftieth company to be added to the GOTS public database for the United States.

Bangladesh: first national GOTS seminar highly successful

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05.12.2016 Editor

Participants from whole organic textile supply chain deliberated on the business case for sustainability with organic textiles. Brands committed to increase their share of GOTS certified textiles.

How Switzerland invests in organic farming in Central Asia

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17.10.2016 Editor

Jalal-Abad, a major city located in the western part of Kyrgyzstan, close to the Uzbek border, held a forum on organic products within the BioCotton project.

Global Organic Textile Standard Revision 5.0

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11.06.2016 Editor

The revision process of GOTS Version 4.0 has commenced announced the Certifiers Council meeting in February 2016, a first revision draft for GOTS Version 5.0 has now been released to stakeholders for their inputs and comments.

Natural and organic cosmetics in Germany: again double-digit growth in 2015

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20.10.2015 Karin Heinze

In all probability 2015 will be the year when the natural cosmetics sector will again experience double-digit growth in turnover. That was one of the results at the 8th Natural&Organic Cosmetics Conference on 6 and 7 October in Berlin.

First International GOTS conference highly successful

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The flagship event by GOTS in Mumbai, India on 22  May 2015 was attended by more than 250 delegates.

True costs of the fashion industry

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While clothing prices hit rock bottom, the human and environmental costs are sky rocketing in the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry.

Ethical and sustainable fashion companies to know about

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Some companies in the textile industry are paying fair wages, proving safe and clean working conditions, are organising workshops, and supporting sustainable livelihoods altogether. 


GOTS facilities increase 18 percent in 2014

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The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) grew by more than 18% last year, from 3,085 facilities in 2013 to 3,663 facilities in 2014.


Responsible Down Standard 2.0 released

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Textile Exchange has announced the latest version of its Responsible Down Standard.

First international GOTS Conference in Mumbai

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The first international GOTS Conference - Strong Partnerships for Success - will take place in Mumbai, India on 22 May 22 2015.

Cotton Sustainability Seminar in Japan

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Liesl Truscott, European & Farm Engagement Director, joined Textile Exchange Board member Mitsuya Inagaki from KOWA, Daren Abney from the Better Cotton Initiative, and Jouji Matsui from Fairtrade Japan to deliver a seminar on cotton sustainability initiatives in January.

Textile sustainability conference – call for papers

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Textile Exchange has announced their annual textile sustainability conference Textiles - A Circular Life. It will take place in Mumbai, India, on 5 - 10 October 2015.

New publications by GOTS

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28.01.2015 Redaktion

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