Fiber Council plans

The Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Council is now gearing up for its 2018 activities. The Council will meet in Charleston, South Carolina, February 26, from 1-4 p.m. for its annual in-person meeting to discuss the action plan for carrying out its 2018 work plan.

This meeting, which is open to Fiber Council members, will take place in conjunction with several exciting Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) events

On February 27, there will be a one-day GOTS business roundtable held in Charleston. This will provide a complete overview for textile professionals and brands on how world-renowned GOTS certification can deliver trust and transparency to consumers. Speakers from the Organic Trade Association will include Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Gwendolyn Wyard, Director of International Trade Monique Marez, and OTA Board Member and Fiber Council Chair Marci Zaroff, CEO of MetaWear and Under the Canopy.

Moreover, on February 28, there will be a one-day GOTS Training for Textile Industry Professionals on developing an organic handling plan and preparing facilities for a GOTS inspection held by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA). This will be followed March 1-2 by a Continued Training Course for GOTS Inspectors sponsored by IOIA. //