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Organic Textiles from Field to Tee

The market for organic textiles is the most rapidly growing non-food organic category in the U.S., achieving $1.1 billion in sales in 2014! The sector grew 18% that year, its strongest growth since 2009. What’s an “organic textile?” What are the challenges and opportunities for growers, processors and retailers? What are U.S. labeling requirements and certification options? A diverse panel including a farmer, a manufacturer, a policy wonk, and a retailer will discuss organic cotton farming, trends in the organic fiber sector, why it is a critical next frontier, and how the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ensures truth behind the label. 

 

Track and Session Info

Track: 
Merchants, Handlers, & Distributors
Session: 
C | 3:30 pm

Date and Location

Location: 
Evergreen
Day: 
Thursday
Presenter(s): 

Sally Fox

Title: 
Sally Fox
Presenter Affiliation: 
Viriditas Farm and Fox Fibre

Tierra Del Forte

Title: 
Tierra Del Forte
Presenter Affiliation: 
PACT Organic Cotton

Joe Dickson

Title: 
Joe Dickson
Presenter Affiliation: 
Whole Foods Market

Gwendolyn Wyard

Title: 
Gwendolyn Wyard
Presenter Affiliation: 
Organic Trade Association

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