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GOTS tops 5000 facilities in 2017
The number of facilities certified to GOTS shows an increase of 8,2 per cent, from 4,642 facilities in 2016 to 5,024 facilities in 2017.
Tintex’s new fabric range
Portuguese knitted fabrics producer Tintex introduced a new fabric range from the naturally advanced cotton at Premiere Vision Paris on February 13. This new range will offer an advanced smart choice of three different premium and responsible advanced cotton solutions such as Ecotec by Marchi & Fildi, GOTS certified organic cotton and Supima.
SATVA Living, MultiFit partner to bring way of living
SATVA Living and MultiFit come together for a fit, fashionable and pure way of living this festive season. SATVA Living is founded on a belief that ‘organic and recycled clothing means being mindful’; and MultiFit – India’s fastest growing functional fitness brand is based on the idea that ‘fitness should extend beyond dumbbells and machines’.
ORGANIC COTTON: Thorny issues stifle growth
India is still miles away from tapping the full potential of organic cotton despite a major global share of 56 per cent and a promise of 20 per cent higher return for farmers from this white gold. An ITJ Exclusive portrays the problems and prospects.
Organic textiles: Blessings for the Future!
The demand of organic textiles in India is much less and has not yet reached the peak for Indian entrepreneurs to jump into organic manufacturing, says Avinash Mayekar.
Purecotz Eco Lifestyle: A success story
After working in industrial sector for a few years, Amit Narke, an electronics engineer, rather decided to associate with an electrifying movement called ‘organic cotton farming’ and 100 per cent organic cotton garment manufacturing.
More consumer awareness is required
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world’s leading standard for processing of organic textiles. Sumit Gupta, India Head, GOTS, traces the growth of GOTS in India since its inception.
Applied DNA system for US gin
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc has announced that one of their ginning partners, the Woolam Gin in O’Donnell, Texas, was awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (“GOTS v5.0”) certification, making it the first certified US organic cotton gin utilising Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system, etc.