"The leading global event on textiles and sustainability."

"The leading global event on textiles and sustainability."

"The leading global event on textiles and sustainability."

"The leading global event on textiles and sustainability."

"The leading global event on textiles and sustainability."

"The leading global event on textiles and sustainability."

"The leading global event on textiles and sustainability."

Why should you attend Planet Textiles 2018?

22nd May 2018

  • Discover the future.
    Learn about radical new environmental initiatives and business models in the textile supply chain.
  • Understand the trends.
    See how disruptive technologies and financial innovations can create new opportunities.
  • Meet the new leaders.
    Planet Textiles features innovators in the global textile and retail businesses who are reshaping the industry.
  • Connect.
    Delegates will have ongoing opportunities to forge new relationships at Planet Textiles.
  • Explore the ecosystem.
    Planet Textiles explores company engagement, collaboration, transparency and how to measure.

Planet Textiles 2018
Key Speakers:

How to scale up sustainable innovation and the growing issue of textile microfibre pollution in aquatic environments will be tackled as part of this year’s Planet Textiles event in Vancouver, which will also feature a special ‘Pitches for the Planet’ session run by Fashion for Good that will highlight seven key new technologies that could help the global fashion sector to reduce its environmental footprint.

Kate Heiny, Head of Global Sustainability at C&A, will give this year’s keynote presentation and will be followed by a morning session dominated by the issue of synthetic microfiber pollution.

This will be led by Dr Peter S. Ross, Vice-President of Research at the Ocean Wise Conservation Association will deliver his latest findings on textile microfibers found in remote parts of the world’s oceans, backed up by fellow scientists Chelsea Rochman from the University of Toronto and Prof Roland Geyer from the University of California.

Representatives from industry such as Dr Katy Stevens from the European Microfibre Consortium will illustrate how the industry is responding to the challenge and speakers will address the issue of test methods and the environmental fate of these microfibres.

Other high-profile speakers selected so far include Alexander Wessels, CEO of Archroma; Frank Michel, the CEO of the ZDHC Foundation; Ruediger Fox, CEO, Sympatex Technologies GmbH; Jill Dumain, CEO of bluesign technologies; Janne Poranen, CEO and Founder, Spinnova Ltd; Jaimie Bainbridge from Bolt Threads; Patricia Gomes, HSBC’s Managing Director, Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, North America; Rogier van Mazijk, Fashion for Good; Dr Gary Selwyn, CTO, GreenTheme International; Andrea Crespi, MD, Eurojersey Spa; Dr Meg Whitaker, Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist of ToxServices LLC; Jason Kibbey, CEO, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition; John Mowbray, Founder, MCL News & Media … and many more.

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Previous Events:

"The Planet Textiles annual event on sustainability was first launched in Hong Kong in 2009. Previous delegates include: Wal-Mart, Nike, Triumph International, H&M, Levi Strauss, TAL Apparel, Crystal Group, adidas, Esprit, Natural Resources Defence Council, VF Corp, PVH, Esquel, Puma, Fountain Set, Sears Holdings, Warnaco, Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, North Face, Itochu Corp., Greenpeace, IKEA, Pacific Textiles, Hanesbrands, Li Ning, Target, Tesco, JC Penney … and many more.

Learn more about previous events