TEXTILE EXCHANGE
REGIONAL OCRT – TURKEY, EGYPT & CENTRAL ASIA

10-11th MAY 2018  |  IZMIR, TURKEY

Textile Exchange’s Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT) has evolved to become THE shared space for the organic cotton community to gather and collaborate. In April 2017, Textile Exchange introduced the concept of the Regional-OCRT in Izmir (see the Highlights Report and video here). Join us at the next event on 10-11th May 2018 during the 9th EKOLOJİ Trade Show, hosted and sponsored by our collaboration partner, İZFAŞ. Together we can make the Regional-OCRT as impactful as possible for Turkey, Egypt and Central Asia.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Textile Exchange is delighted to invite you to join us in Izmir this May for the 2nd Regional Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT), hosted in collaboration with İZFAŞ at the 9th EKOLOJİ Trade Show.

When? 10-11th May 2018 (excursion and networking dinner on the 10th, and Regional OCRT event on the 11th)
Where? Fuarizmir, İzmir – Turkey’s newest and biggest fair complex

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Additional Opportunity: Egedeniz Textile will host its 2nd CSR Day in Izmir on May 9th 2018, with a focus on the SDGs. Find out more here.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Textile Exchange is delighted to invite you to join us in Izmir this May for the 2nd Regional Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT), hosted in collaboration with İZFAŞ at the 9th EKOLOJİ Trade Show.

When? 10-11th May 2018 (excursion and networking dinner on the 10th, and Regional OCRT event on the 11th)
Where? Fuarizmir, İzmir – Turkey’s newest and biggest fair complex

REGISTER NOW

AGENDA


TEXCURSIONS – THURSDAY MAY 10th

Join us for a visit to an organic cotton field to learn from farmers how they prepare the fields, purchase seed, and preserve their deep knowledge of sustainable agriculture, which is certified and conscious of water, biodiversity and the communities involved. It will be sewing season, so let’s be part of kicking off a rewarding organic cotton season in the region. We would like to thank Akasya for partnering with us!

In the afternoon, we will visit the famous historical site of Ephesus, an ancient city rich in culture, art, and politics since 10th century BC. The tour will be in English. In the evening, there will be a complimentary networking dinner for all participants of the Regional OCRT as well as exhibitors from the textile sector of the EKOLOJİ Trade Fair. It was a delightful get-together last year and highly appreciated by all, so we look forward to repeating the occasion this year.

REGIONAL OCRT – FRIDAY MAY 11th

DOWNLOAD REGIONAL OCRT AGENDA HERE
The 2018 Regional OCRT will be kicked off by Textile Exchange and Z. Gül Sener, Executive Board Member of Fuarİzmir. This will be followed by a keynote address from Helmy Abouleish, CEO of the SEKEM initiative in Egypt. The rest of the morning will be dedicated to the production and market situation of organic cotton in Turkey, Egypt and Central Asia. We will discuss integrity, transparency, quality, and what is needed to support value networks within the region.

For the afternoon, key topics have been selected for breakout discussions that are crucial to developing a more sustainable sector, including: Denim, Luxury, and Digitalization. We will end the day with a casual get-together hosted by our partner, İZFAŞ.

SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS


We are honoured to have Helmy Abouleish, CEO of the SEKEM Initiative, join us as keynote speaker, alongside representatives from brands, producer groups, NGOs, government agencies and industry organizations. These so far include:

Akasya
Bossa Denim
Change Agency
Control Union
Egedeniz

GAP
Gherzi Group
GOTS
H&M
HELVETAS

Hugo Boss
IFOAM – Organics International
IZFAS
Jeanologia
Nudie Jeans

OrganiMark
SEKEM
Stella McCartney
The Alliance for Responsible Denim

  • Helmy Abouleish
    CEO, SEKEM
    Helmy Abouleish
    CEO, SEKEM

    SEKEM promotes sustainable development in ecology, economy, societal and cultural life. The SEKEM Holding produces, processes and markets organic and biodynamic foodstuff, textiles and herbal medicine in Egypt and internationally. SEKEM is regarded as the Egyptian pioneer in organic farming. Helmy Abouleish studied economics and marketing in Cairo and was for a long time campaigning in national and international politics to promote responsible competitiveness, social entrepreneurship and tackling the greatest challenges of the 21st century, such as climate change and food security. He is also member of a number of international organizations and councils, such as Fair Trade USA and Demeter International.

  • Eliina Brinkberg
    Environmental Manager, Nudie Jeans Co
    Eliina Brinkberg
    Environmental Manager, Nudie Jeans Co

    With a background in business, environmental science and global studies, Eliina started working at Nudie Jeans in 2013. Since two years back she is working with sustainability, as Environmental Manager. Nudie jeans have since many years back worked consciously and transparent with their suppliers and focused much of the work on social aspects of sustainability as well as 100% organic cotton. Eliina are now working for environmental developments and continue to support and drive the company’s circular work. Eliina focus much of the work in the very first steps of the production, raw material and fabric questions, as well the last steps, reuse of products and recycling.

  • Jana Busch
    Materials Program Assistant, Textile Exchange
    Jana Busch
    Materials Program Assistant, Textile Exchange

    In her Bachelor studies in Wageningen, the Netherlands, Jana specialized on sustainable value chain management. In 2016, she researched and wrote her Bachelor thesis in India for the ‘One World No Hunger’ project executed by GIZ. She has hands-on experience working on organic farms around the world, which strengthened her belief and passion for sustainable agriculture and social justice. While currently obtaining a Master degree in Environmental Communication and Management in Sweden, Jana is supporting Textile Exchange with the organization of Organic Cotton Roundtables. 

  • Dilek Cevik
    H&M Group EU & TR Sustainable Product Responsible
    Dilek Cevik
    H&M Group EU & TR Sustainable Product Responsible

    Istanbul University-Chemical Engineering’ bachelor’s degree. 13 years in H&M as Textile & Apparel Chemist, Cosmetic Chemist, Quality Assurance Responsible, Europe Label Compliance, Europe Shipping Department and Sustainable Product Responsible in Europe Sustainability Department. Recently, we have ‘Cutting Wastage project’ to evaluate our cutting wastages in different product groups as ‘recycle’ and ‘upcycle’.

  • Cevher İlhan Cevheri
    GAP ORKÜDER Board Member, GAP
    Cevher İlhan Cevheri
    GAP ORKÜDER Board Member, GAP

    Cevher İlhan Cevheri is member of GAP organic cluster. He has worked on projects including:

    • "The effect of green manure on the quality of organic cotton fibre”
    • “The effect of Organic and microbiological fertilizers on the quality of cotton vegetatif and fibre.” 
    • "The growing capabilty of organic cotton on salty and normal soil condition.” 
  • Simon Cooper
    CSR Consultancy Ltd
    Simon Cooper
    CSR Consultancy Ltd

    A qualified performance coach and business mediator, Simon graduated in 2005 with an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the School of Management at the University of Bath. He is chair of the Schumacher Society. He has served as a Trustee of the Demos think tank, was a founder of The Hub Bristol, a new workspace for environmental and social entrepreneurs, and helped start the Association of Sustainability Practitioners.  He is founder director of CSR Consultancy Ltd, the social enterprise which developed Universities that Count – the benchmarking program which applied the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility and Environment Indices to the Higher Education sector. Funded by the four UK Higher Education Funding Councils, the program saw more than 50 universities taking part.

  • Lisa Emberson
    Materials Platform Coordinator
    Lisa Emberson
    Materials Platform Coordinator

    Lisa joined Textile Exchange in 2014.  As Materials Platform Coordinator, Lisa supports the delivery of Textile Exchange’s Materials Strategy, including the production of TE’s annual market reports and coordination of the Organic Cotton Round Table, amongst other responsibilities.  Lisa has a BSc in International Development from the University of East Anglia and joined Textile Exchange after an internship with the UK’s Soil Association researching organic cotton and food security.

  • Atila Ertem
    TE Ambassador, Turkey
    Atila Ertem
    TE Ambassador, Turkey

    Atilla has been an Organic Pioneer in Turkey since 1986 and started growing organic cotton in 1989.  Since then he has been somewhere in organic cotton & textile as consultant, buyer, and project expert in SEA. Atiala’s path crossed with TE in 2010 and he has been trying to help in the Turkish organic cotton & textile sector on behalf of TE as country ambassador.

  • Debra Guo
    Sustainability Manager, Stella McCartney
    Debra Guo
    Sustainability Manager, Stella McCartney

    Debra joined Stella McCartney in 2016 and is the Sustainability Manager. Before joining Stella McCartney, Debra was a sustainability and climate change consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she primarily worked with Kering on their annual Environmental Profit & Loss. The E P&L is an innovative tool that quantifies and monetises the impact a business has on the environment from the production of raw materials used to its direct operations. In her role at Stella McCartney, Debra works with suppliers and supply chain teams to implement sustainable sourcing initiatives and reduce the environmental impact of the supply chain.

    She holds a Master of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics & Politics, and Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Oxford.

  • Joachim Hensch
    Managing Director, HUGO BOSS Textile Industries, Ltd.
    Joachim Hensch
    Managing Director, HUGO BOSS Textile Industries, Ltd.

    Joachim Hensch has a profound and holistic knowledge in garment manufacturing, technology and innovation.  Starting as a tailor for several years in bespoke couture, he later moved into the ready to wear business and since then has taken various positions, mainly in the field of product development. In 2015 he took the position of managing director in the biggest factory of HUGO BOSS Group located in İzmir with 3800 employees.  His most important target is to transfer the whole organization into a flexible and reactive Smart Factory with implementation of industry 4.0 measures. That is to be prepared for a highly volatile, demanding and impatient market environment.  Within this approach he is in the forefront of innovation excellence in garment manufacturing and thus the Izmir Factory is a role model for global industry. He believes in agile, SCRUM based project execution and flat hierarchies to cope with today’s pace of doing business. 

  • Shakhnoza Kurbanalieva
    Deputy Programs Manager, IFOAM – Organics International
    Shakhnoza Kurbanalieva
    Deputy Programs Manager, IFOAM – Organics International

    Shakhnoza has 12 years of experience in development cooperation, mainly in rural economy and organic agriculture sector. Before joining IFOAM – Organics International in 2015, where she coordinates projects in East Africa and Asia, Shakhnoza worked primarily in Central Asia with a focus on organic cotton value chain development and further continued in Bangladesh backstopping value chain projects as Rural Economy Advisor. She is specialized in the promotion and building of market linkages among value chain operators on domestic and international levels (primarily to Europe). Shakhnoza has experience in facilitating business strategy building of organic value chains, coaching and capacity building in nutrition sensitive agriculture. She holds a Masters in Business Administration, her nationality is Kyrgyz and her languages include English, Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Turkish and German.

    News Update: 

    Global coordinator of nutrition in mountain areas project working in Nepal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia and Peru. In three of these countries conducted trainings on nutrition sensitive agriculture. 

  • Yavuz Mogul
    Senior Expert, Gherzi van Delden GmbH
    Yavuz Mogul
    Senior Expert, Gherzi van Delden GmbH

    Yavuz Mogul has background on product development, marketing strategies and textile manufacturing. He added an international textile engineering education and built up his first networks within Europe on young ages. Afterwards he started travelling as Professional in Asian Countries, lead projects for textile finishing and technical textiles, take responsibilities on weaving, printing & textile auxilary factories.

    In the last 3 years, he is based in Turkey and has worked on different projects as technical consultant; offering solutions to brands, sourcing offices, factories and textile chemical manufacturers.

  • V. Besim Özek
    Director of Strategy & Business Development, Bossa Ticaret ve Sanayi İşletmeleri TAŞ
    V. Besim Özek
    Director of Strategy & Business Development, Bossa Ticaret ve Sanayi İşletmeleri TAŞ

    Following his graduation from Tarsus American College and Cukurova University Mechanical Engineering, he has taken a large and vital business role in Logistics and Purchasing Departments for over 20 years. He is now Strategy and Bussiness Development Director in BOSSA which is one of the largest Denim Producers is Turkey. He has been very involved in supporting Sustainable Textile Production and Better Cotton.

    He is actively presenting the company in;

    • Turkish Exporters Assembly, ITHIB (Member of Board)
    • Turkish Cotton Textile Manufacturer ‘s Union (Member of Board)
    • Turkish National Cotton Council (Member of Board)
    • The Union of Chambers and Commodity, Turkish Textile Industry Assembly

    Motto: “We cannot change everything at once but we can show a way to go...”

  • Travis A. Rice
    Project Manager, Alliance for Responsible Denim
    Travis A. Rice
    Project Manager, Alliance for Responsible Denim

    From teacher to fashion & branding, I am merging the fields of education & fashion. Coordinating and assisting principal researchers in mobilizing and facilitating denim brands in collectively taking initial steps towards improving the ecological sustainability impact of denim production, I strive for a cleaner & smarter denim industry.

  • Heinrich Schultz
    Executive Committee: Chair - OrganiMark
    Heinrich Schultz
    Executive Committee: Chair - OrganiMark

    OrganiMark, founded in July 2008, is a food, textiles and leather supply chain engineering and management firm linking sustainable primary producers with high value local and global markets. The Firm specializes in supply chain optimization and trade management through investing in agricultural production zones and value added processing facilities for sustainably produced products. The company’s aim is to create sustainable businesses through long term supply chain partnerships in line with its brand integrity and identity, which promotes economic, social and environmental responsibility.

    Heinrich is also the Chairman of Textile Exchange Europe and recently founded the Southern African Sustainable Cotton Cluster where he serves as Executive Manager and Board Member.  Heinrich has a Business Degree from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and completed his training in Leather Processing with LIRI at Rhodes University (South Africa), and Textile& Garment Manufacturing with CSIR TexTech at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa).

  • Simone Seisl
    Special Projects
    Simone Seisl
    Special Projects

    Simone studied design and textile engineering in Austria and went for a career in the global fashion and sporting goods industry, held various positions in design, product management, marketing and buying departments, also at the headquarter of adidas. In 2008 she decided to only focus on sustainability topics within the industry, first working as a consultant at the Dutch NGO Made-by, then as head of marketing and sales at Remei AG in Switzerland. She has expertise in leading CR initiatives on brand level, in supply chain transformation and integrity, product innovation and best-practise marketing and communication. Based in Freiburg, Germany, she currently works as a consultant for individual as well as multi-stakeholder projects.

  • Gül Z. Sener
    Executive Board Member, Fuarİzmir
    Gül Z. Sener
    Executive Board Member, Fuarİzmir
  • Jens Soth
    Programme Manager, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
    Jens Soth
    Programme Manager, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
  • Isa Cem Topbas
    Auditor and Textile Engineer, Control Union
    Isa Cem Topbas
    Auditor and Textile Engineer, Control Union

    I graduated from Ege University Textile engineering department, additionally being a textile finishing and textile chemistry specialist. After graduation, I worked in a family business for couple of years and moved to the UK for education. After returning to Turkey, I went back to the textile industry and started to work in the marketing department of a dye house until I became an auditor at Control Union. I have been working at Control Union Certifications since the beginning of 2013. Initially, I obtained my qualifications for GOTS and TE standards which I was quite familiar with because of the previous company that I worked for as a fabric sales specialist. Currently, I have qualifications for textile certification standards as well as several social and environmental compliance programs. I was born in 1983 and am married with one daughter.

  • Liesl Truscott
    European & Materials Strategy Director
    Liesl Truscott
    European & Materials Strategy Director

    Liesl Truscott is the European and Materials Strategy Director with responsibility for developing and embedding Textile Exchange’s preferred materials program. Liesl has specialized in organic cotton and has a deep knowledge of the sector. With a first class degree in Environmental Management from the University of Newcastle in Australia, she has spent over twenty years in the fields of corporate social responsibility, occupational health and safety, and environmental management – working within both the private and public sector.

  • Aydin Unsal
    Executive Committee: Treasurer - Egedeniz Textiles A.S.
    Aydin Unsal
    Executive Committee: Treasurer - Egedeniz Textiles A.S.

    In the late 1980’s, after 10 years in the family business of trading and processing various agricultural products in Turkey, Aydin began contracting farmers to grow local organic dried fruits. Aydin has been one of the early producers and exporters of various organic fruits, mainly dried grapes and figs. During early 1990’s he helped found Egedeniz, a family company, which is the pioneer company in Turkey dealing in production and sales of certified organic cotton from fiber through yarns, fabrics and garments.

  • Tolga Uskuc
    Owner, Akasya
    Tolga Uskuc
    Owner, Akasya
  • Boimamat Uzakov
    Chief of the Board, Bio-kishovarz NCC
    Boimamat Uzakov
    Chief of the Board, Bio-kishovarz NCC

    Boimamat has 15 years of experience in development cooperation, mainly in rural economy and agriculture sector. Before joining Bio-Kishovarz  in 2014, where he coordinates SugdAgroServ projects in Tajikistan focus on cotton sectors value chain development. Boimamat specialized in the promotion and building of market linkages among value chain operators on domestic and international levels (primarily to Europe). He holds a Masters in Business Administration, her nationality is Tajikistan and his languages include English, Russian, Persian.

  • Patrick Wendt
    Sales & Marketing Director, JEANOLOGIA
    Patrick Wendt
    Sales & Marketing Director, JEANOLOGIA

    Patrick Wendt is a Denim Specialist who joined Jeanologia, a Spanish technology company, in 2015 as a Sales & Marketing Director.

    After spending nearly 20 years in the denim industry, he decided to become a part of the revolution transforming the denim sector into a clean and sustainable industry.

    Patrick has as a long track record in managing buying offices for several brands around the world. Also, he gave consultancy to major denim mills and international denim laundry companies. DO WHAT IS RIGHT, NOT WHAT IS EASY

  • Sally Williamson
    Sustainability and Ethical Trade Coordinator, Stella McCartney
    Sally Williamson
    Sustainability and Ethical Trade Coordinator, Stella McCartney

    Sally joined Stella McCartney in 2017, and is the Sustainability and Ethical Trade Coordinator. Before joining Stella McCartney, Sally was a sustainability Coordinator at Marks and Spencer, where one of her main roles was the compliance of raw materials within the clothing and home supply. She also played a key role in the Plan A Clothing and Home commitments.

    Working at Stella McCartney, she is helping to lead the work ensuring high levels of animal welfare throughout all supply chains and innovation of alternative animal fibres.

  • Elif Yarasik
    Regional Representative, GOTS
    Elif Yarasik
    Regional Representative, GOTS

    Graduated as chemist, I work for textile industry since 1993, had  the  worked for vertical manufacturing unit in Bursa and also sourcing offices of well-known global brands. (Nike, Hanes, Next and Puma). Since July 2016, I represent the GOTs in Turkey region with the aim of increasing recognition of Organic Textile. From the beginning the sustainability part of textile industry was exiting me a lot, finally I am happy to be a contributor in that area.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS


Interested in joining this list?  Scroll down to find out more. We’d love to collaborate with you!

GET INVOLVED!

Contact Materials@TextileExchange.org to provide feedback or input on the agenda, or if you would like to put yourself forward as a speaker or thought starter.

We are also currently looking for sponsors of the Regional OCRT to support the event and/or the development of a regional strategy for organic cotton. Click below to see current collaboration opportunities or contact us for more details.

2018 Collaboration Opportunities

 

GET INVOLVED!

Contact Materials@TextileExchange.org to provide feedback or input on the agenda, or if you would like to put yourself forward as a speaker or thought starter.

We are currently looking for sponsors of the Regional OCRT to support the event and/or the development of a regional strategy for organic cotton. Click below to see current collaboration opportunities or contact us for more details.

2018 Collaboration Opportunities

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT


The following suggested hotels are in the city center. A shuttle service will be arranged to transport guests between these hotels and the event venue, FuarIzmir, which is on the outskirts of the city. If you would like to utilize this shuttle service, please contact OCRT@TextileExchange.org:

DID YOU KNOW?


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This region produces more than 20% of organic cotton globally.





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Check out Textile Exchange’s 2017 Organic Cotton Market Report here. At the Regional OCRT, we will look at supply trends and regional business models that create value for all involved.

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This region not only has a cotton cultivation history of several thousand years, but was also one of the pioneers of organic cotton.



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Turkey has been producing cotton organically for over 35 years, and retains its GMO-free status. See Turkey Sourcing Guide for more info. At the Regional OCRT, we will discuss integrity, transparency, and how to support regional value networks.

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This region produces both long and extra-long staple organic cotton, which feeds into local and vertical production.



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Check out the new Organic Cotton Fiber Classification Guide published by Textile Exchange and Kering. The 2018 Regional OCRT will host a session on luxury, high quality organic cotton that promises sustainable, premium products.

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This region is experiencing growing momentum in organic agriculture, with strong support from NGOs and Governments, underpinning the geographical and economic advantages.

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Check out Textile Exchange and Kering's new Best Practices Guide For Organic Cotton Trade Models. The 2018 Regional OCRT will host a breakout on the call-to-action for a regional cluster that builds on this momentum, and on the MOSP results.

MARKET OPPORTUNITY SCOPING PROJECT


As part of the collaboration with IZFAS, TE is worked with Change Agency to conduct a Market Opportunity Scoping Project (MOSP) in Turkey, Egypt, Central Asia and the wider European region. The MOSP involved a series of interviews with companies and organizations representing each section of the region’s value network to explore the market opportunities and identify blockages or mis-perceptions that need to be dealt with.

The findings of the MOSP framed the discussions at the R-OCRT in Izmir, which generated a number of initiatives and work-streams to take forward. The Research & Discussion Report resulting from the MOSP is available to download below. It includes detailed findings of the research and identifies the common emerging themes.

MOSP Research & Discussion Paper

REGIONAL OCRT HISTORY


One of the actions resulting from TE’s 2016 Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT) meeting in Hamburg was to create a regional strategy for Turkey and the surrounding region, and there was keen interest to build on the success of the workshop TE hosted during the EKOLOJİ IZMIR Organic Products Fair in 2016. With the OCRT having evolved to become THE shared space for the organic cotton community to gather and collaborate, and with EKOLOJİ IZMIR wanting to strengthen its focus on organic cotton, it seemed only logical to apply the framework of the OCRT – and so, in collaboration with İZFAŞ and EKOLOJİ IZMIR, the Regional-OCRT Izmir was born!

The inaugural R-OCRT was held in Izmir, Turkey, on April 28th 2017. Thank you to all of the participants, speakers, sponsors and partners of this event for your support and valuable contributions on the day. Re-cap on the day’s agenda and speakers in the program here, or download the Highlights Of The Day Report here for an overview of the key themes, outcomes and next steps.

Highlights Of The Day 2017

Regional OCRT on the TV!
We were honoured to be joined on the day of the Regional OCRT by Istanbul-based news channel TRT World, who featured the event in their recent documentary “Made in Turkey”. We greatly encourage you to watch the full documentary, but you can jump to the R-OCRT section by clicking the “play” button below (it starts at 6:15). For the full documentary, click here to view Part 1 and here to view Part 2.

In 2016, Textile Exchange was invited İZFAŞ and EKOLOJİ IZMIR to host a workshop during the 7th EKOLOJİ IZMIR Organic Products Fair, and this is what kicked off the ongoing collaboration between these organizations. You can download the highlights from that workshop below.

Highlights Of The Day 2016

The EKOLOJİ IZMIR Organic Products Fair, hosted by IZFAS, is the leading trade fair for the organic sector in Turkey. The fair takes place annually at Fuarizmir, Turkey’s largest fair center, and is growing each year. Seeing the growth of interest in organic textiles,EKOLOJİ IZMIR is strengthening its focus in this area and, in April 2016, invited TE to deliver a workshop. The workshop was highly successful and attracted key players and leading experts from across the industry, as well as over 70 representatives from both Turkish and international textile companies. Following strong signals during the 2016 OCRT in Hamburg that there was sufficient demand for the continuation of such workshops,EKOLOJİ IZMIR and TE formed a collaboration to develop this into an annual event, applying the framework of the well-established Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT). The inaugural R-OCRT was held in Izmir in April 2017.

Through bringing together the strengths and capabilities of EKOLOJİ IZMIR and TE, the aim is to support the development of the organic textiles sector in Turkey and surrounding regions and to maximize the reach and impact of these efforts. The Regional-OCRT will offer an international audience the chance to learn more about the unique benefits of sourcing from this region, with its strong history in organic agriculture and high quality, vertically integrated production.

CONTACT US
Liesl Truscott, European & Materials Strategy Director Liesl@TextileExchange.org
Lisa Emberson, Materials Platform Coordinator Lisa@TextileExchange.org
 Jana Busch, Materials Platform Assistant Jana@TextileExchange.org