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Organic cotton in the news

Recently, Neil Young announced that he would discontinue sales of non-organic cotton t-shirts at his concerts and web stores. He encouraged his fans to also embrace organic cotton purchases citing the unsustainable pesticide, water, and fertilizer use in conventional cotton production.  Read an article about Neil Young’s announcement in Rolling Stone Magazine.  For OTA members interested […]

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GOTS Version 4.0 resources are available for download

This past week, OTA and Textile Exchange hosted a webinar on the revised Global Organic Textile Standard. Over 130 registrants from 40 countries signed on to hear from Marcus Bruegel, GOTS Technical Director, as he detailed the revisions. Materials from the meeting are now available online for download: GOTS 4.0 PowerPoint Presentation Audio Recording from […]

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Last chance to register for tomorrow’s GOTS webinar

Over 130 of your colleagues from 40 different countries have already registered for tomorrow’s webinar hosted by OTA in partnership with Textile Exchange on the changes in Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Version 4.0. The free webinar will take place Wednesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CEST. Please register here.

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Don’t miss out on GOTS 4.0 webinar

Over 100 of your colleagues have already registered for a June 11 webinar hosted by OTA in partnership with Textile Exchange on the changes in Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Version 4.0. Will you be there? The webinar will take place Wednesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CEST. Speakers will include […]

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Learn about GOTS 4.0 with the experts

OTA in partnership with Textile Exchange will host a webinar on the changes made to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Version 4.0. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 7pm CEST. Speakers will include Gwendolyn Wyard (OTA, Regulatory Director of Organic Standards and Food Safety), […]

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Release of New GOTS Version 4.0

Yesterday, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) International Working Group (IWG) announced the release of GOTS Version 4.0 and the corresponding updated Manual, as well as a chronological summary on relevant changes. The documents are now available in the download section of the GOTS website. GOTS is the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from certified organic […]

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Textile Exchange offers recap of sustainability conference

Textile Exchange is offering a complimentary recap and highlights of its highly collaborative 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference in Istanbul. By sharing the co-learnings of the conference, Textile Exchange is supporting its mission of accelerating sustainability across the entire textile value chain. Direct any question or interest to learn more about Textile Exchange by contacting Daren […]

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Preparing for the annual organic cotton report

In preparation for producing the annual U.S. Organic Cotton Production & Marketing Trends report in collaboration with Cotton, Incorporated, OTA’s Angela Jagiello traveled to Lubbock, TX, last week to participate in the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative’s annual Field Day. The day began with a tour of Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, […]

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Fiber Forum to meet

OTA will be holding a Fiber Forum meeting at All Things Organic/Natural Products Expo East on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. Please join Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA’s Regulatory Director of Organic Standards and Food Safety and GOTS Technical Committee Representative in North America, along with Sandra Marquardt, the GOTS Representative in North America, in Room 302 of […]

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Textile Exchange releases 2012 Market Report

Seventy-one percent of companies surveyed indicated they will increase their organic cotton use in 2013, according to Textile Exchange’s 2012 Market Report.  The report shows that C&A, Nudie Jeans, and Puma are prioritizing organic cotton on their preferred fiber lists.  This latest report also includes two TOP 10 lists—one for organic cotton growth by volume […]

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