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Exploring Sustainability in Textiles

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.

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

Amsterdam to Host Sustainable Fashion Event

Next month, Amsterdam will be hosting the next event in a joint series of seminars put on by Made-By and Organic Exchange.

The seminar takes place on November 17th and 18th and will be focusing on issues surrounding the sustainable fashion industry.  Speakers include Cortney McDermott, head of sustainability at North Face, Robert Nuttall, communication strategist at Marks and Spencer, as well as sustainability strategists from Nike.

These notable speakers will touch on several important topics including;

  • Environmentally Friendly Fabrics
  • Responsible Processing
  • Product Integrity
  • Social Compliance
  • Setting Sustainability Strategies

This seminar is the perfect opportunity to assist textile and apparel professionals working in brands and retailers to come up to speed on changes and opportunities in the supply chain.

28/10/2010 at 4:30 am Leave a comment

Texworld Talks Sustainablity

Next month, Messe Frankfurt is holding it’s Texworld Exhibition in Paris, France from September 13th – 16th.  Texworld has become more than a place where people meet to do business.  Texworld’s aim was to develop a new approach, a different way of exploring the aisles and discovering the trends, creating a true call to the senses.

This year they will be featuring industry leading experts that will take you in search of organic and sustainable textiles.  Speakers from Fairtrade Labelling Organizations, Organic Exchange and the Soil Association will advise textile manufacturers and buyers of the various kinds of organic and sustainable textiles that are readily available.

Furthermore to the seminar, there will be certified suppliers of hemp, linen, organic cotton, recycled material and other sustainable textiles in addition to the regular fabric exhibitors.

31/08/2010 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

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