INDUSTRY REFLECTIONS ON ORGANIC COTTON

Influential fashion industry guests gathered on Wednesday 11th of June to hear Jill Dumain, Environmental Director at Patagonia share their story of major transition from conventional cotton to organic cotton at an industry symposium series, the Bsessions.
With guests from TOMS, David Jones, Pacific Brands, Aje, Spell Design, Kit X, General Pants, ByJohnny, Apparel Group, FBI Fashion College, Haryono Setiadi and TopShop to name a few, the evening challenged the use of conventional cotton within the paradigm of the local apparel industry by sharing Patagonia’s story of transition.
The event was presented by Patagonia, supported by The Australian Fashion Chamber and developed to inspire inter-industry collaboration and act as a catalyst for change. 
This is what they had to say.

 

More info on organic cotton

Textile Exchange-definitive expert organization around organic cotton

www.textileexchange.org

Global Organic Textile Standard-processing standards and traceability standards for organic cotton

http://www.global-standard.org/

Fair Trade USA-access to organic cotton growers, mills and sewing factories

http://fairtradeusa.org/

Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Coop-distributor of organic cotton bales to spinners

www.texasorganic.com

Sustainable Apparel Coalition-more general sustainability issues in the apparel industry

www.apparelcoalition.org