Sustainable Textile Talks In NYC

12/10/2010 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

More than 300 representatives from around the world will be meeting in New York City in just under two weeks to attend the 2010 Organic Exchange Sustainable Textiles Conference.  Attendees include those who are involved in making key decisions on sustainable textiles.  Retailers, manufacturers, farmers, producers, certifiers, academics and NGO’s will learn about and discuss best practices, emerging issues and strategies to improve sustainability of textiles.

Guest speakers will include Yvon Chouinard – Chairman and Founder of PatagoniaEileen Fisher – designer and owner of fashion leader Eileen Fisher Inc.,  and Tensie Whelan – President of the Rainforest Alliance.

Workshop speakers include leading experts touching on the following subjects.

  • Environmental footprinting of textiles
  • Water conservation and management in the textile chain
  • Environmental issues in dyeing and finishing
  • Natural textiles, recycled textiles, bio‐based textiles
  • Ensuring product integrity claims

Organic Exchange is a U.S. membership‐based, non‐profit organization facilitating expansion of sustainable textiles by working closely with farmers and producers, leading brands and retailers, and their business partners, and manufacturers across the global textile value chain.

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