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Colombia cotton goes organic
Organic cotton is now being grown in Colombia for the first time, thanks to a pioneering project initiated by German company, La Siesta, which has been manufacturing hammocks using organic cotton since 2008. Organic cotton has been grown in Latin America since the 1990s, starting in Peru, and is also grown in Brazil, Paraguay and in central America, Nicaragua.
Sustainable textiles and their importance
Sustainable textiles are textiles (or fabrics) that are grown and created in an environmentally friendly way, using minimal chemicals. Because chemicals are not used in sustainable textiles, there are less health problems that are associated with chemicals such as headaches, allergies, skin irritation, and respiratory problems.
GOTS launches video on new version
In line with the GOTS´ policy to work for the benefit of the organic textile community worldwide and adopt latest changes and innovations, GOTS has released a 20 minutes short video outlining the new criteria and specifications or clarifications of differences between GOTS Version 3.0 and 4.0.
Organic textile drive picks up steam
Does going organic make better business sense in textiles? This is one of the major questions that pop up today in every meeting bordering on sustainability in textiles. The humanity has to draw a line somewhere and say such & such textile products are harmless to the skin, environment and to life itself.
Bellos named AATCC´s young entrepreneur award
Sarah Bellos, founder and president of Stony Creek Colors, is the recipient of the AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award. Bellos is being recognized for producing regionally-sourced natural dye colorants and pigments for industrial use. By blending education and experience, she has developed a complete agricultural supply chain to deliver reliable and safe bio-based dyes to the textile industry and to help fashion brands reduce hazardous chemical use.
GOTS, an ideal tool for sustainable textiles
Increasingly, companies are making apparel, home textiles, and fibre-based products such as mattresses that include organic cotton, organic wool, or other organic fibre.
Organic cottons tough test
Organics share of the identity cotton market is declining in India due to pricing issues, the lack of availability of non-GMO seeds, and the "multiple costs of certification which are having a knock-on effect on end-consumer products
GOTS New Version 4.0 released
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) International Working Group has announced Version 4.0 of its globally-recognised standard for the processing of textiles made from certified organic natural fibres.