Exploring Sustainability in Textiles

09/11/2010 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

The North Carolina College of Textiles will be hosting a sustainability workshop for the textile industry beginning this Thursday, November 11th through November 12th.

The purpose for the workshop is to present key concepts regarding sustainability for the textile industry in the areas of innovation, energy, and the environment.  Information regarding best practices for reducing energy costs and environmental impacts will be presented to promote industry-wide sustainability.

It is hoped that through this conference that participants will collaborate to address sustainability issues and promote work in the following areas.

  • Reducing operating costs
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Reducing resource consumption
  • Reducing environmental impacts and emissions
  • Benchmarking energy and environmental performance
  • Marketing companies and products that incorporate sustainable practices

Notable speakers at the event include David Bennell, of Organic Exchange, who will be discussing Global Sustainable Textile Trends and Marketplace Developments and Tommy Thompson, of Hanesbrands, who will discuss Sustainability:  Impacting Policy and the Future of Apparel and Textiles.

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