Together with Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) , we are delighted to announce the launch of Organic Textile Week.
The OTB and GOTS formed a partnership at the end of 2020 and worked together throughout 2021 to understand how textile organisations working in the organic sector can raise awareness and sales of proven certified organic textile products. In March 2022, the partnership led to the formation of a textile group within the OTB comprising of OTB Members such as Bamford, Greenfibres, My Little Green Wardrobe and Natracare, led by People Tree, one of the OTB’s newest members.
The OTB Textile Group realised that although Organic September is a big annual and established campaign that they can be part of, there is also the need for a separate awareness week to focus on the themes and messages of organic textiles certified to GOTS. On the 5th of May this year, GOTS and OTB presented the launch at the Organic Textile Forum attended by, amongst others, lead retailers and well-known brands as well as smaller operators and start-ups.
The OTB Textile Group, together with GOTS and other operators who will join, will spearhead the consumer campaign which aims to educate on organic textiles certified to Global Organic Textile Standards, as well as to increase awareness and sales in the sector.
The week will be held in May 2023 and will involve a vast cross section of the UK organic textile industry and will have a standalone website focussed on organic textiles. We strongly believe that working together is the best way to reach our common goals and welcome organic textile operators that want to join the OTB Textile Group and help shape the campaign. If you would like to be part of the campaign, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.