Climate action starts at the source of the materials we choose. As we look back at 20 years of accelerating impact, join us to celebrate the accomplishments and plan the pathway to positive climate impact.
The 2022 Textile Exchange Conference is the premier industry event, expected to bring 2,000 people together from all corners of the world to create climate solutions in textiles.
Join industry pioneers and change-makers to be inspired, to learn, to network, and be equipped to take action. Because… together, we can collectively accomplish what no individual, company, or organization can do alone!
November 14, 2022
End: November 18, 2022
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Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We connect this purpose with a relentless drive to succeed to create value for all stakeholders and use our company as a force for good.
ISKO™ is the world’s largest denim fabric producer with 300 million meters production capacity per year. It creates the soul of jeans, the essence of the most popular fashion style that has become universal. ISKO™’s vision is as international as the love for denim. It can adapt to different contexts and markets, becoming a point of reference for the most famous designers and inspiring new fashion trends. Three words best describe ISKO™’s philosophy: Performance: ISKO™ is the denim specialist, all fabrics are characterized by an advanced technology and the deeply-rooted care for quality, during all the integrated production from yarn to finishing processes. Innovation: ISKO™‘ mission is to always keep in touch with the latest trends and also to anticipate times. ISKO™’s research centre is certified by the Turkish government.
Sustainability: ISKO™ has a strong eco-commitment, backed by sustainable production. 85% of new ISKO™ fabrics are produced from recycled materials, a filtration and treatment plant to clean water is used in the manufacturing process, to redirect the water for other industrial and household purposes. ISKO™ is part of the SANKO group, a multinational holding company characterized by a solid and well-established presence in the textile industry, which has invested much in cutting edge technology for its textile division. SANKO holding is strongly committed to research in the renewable energy field and to environment-friendly procedures.
For years, Kipas and Säntis Textiles have worked together closely to actively improve the textiles industry, one metre at a time. Built on generations of textile expertise with sustainable production engrained in the DNA of each company, this year marks the launch of our joint initiative: INSPIRE. A additional milestone in our strong partnership, the ethos behind INSPIRE is one of inspiring real change and collaboration for the future of our textile industry through sustainable innovation and production.
Kipas Textiles was established in Kahramanmaraş in 1984. It is one of the leading companies in Turkey and the region with an annual production capacity of 80 million metres of fabric, a daily production of 400 tonnes of yarn and 5 million garments annually. As a preferred supplier to the world’s leading brands, Kipas prides itself in its sustainable production of yarns, fabrics and denim with minimal usage of water, energy and hazardous discharge.
With 6500 employees and a turnover exceeding $450 million, Kipas Textiles has been on a mission to tackle waste and pollution through exclusive environmentally friendly methods and advanced recycling technologies. As a direct result of the Kipas Innocence program, Kipas is committed in socially and environmentally responsible aspects thus making positive impacts in the fashion industry and beyond. 60% of production is made with sustainable resources with a goal to reach 100% by 2025.
Säntis Textiles is a Swiss, family-owned and run textile company headquartered in Singapore. Launched in 2005, Säntis Textiles specialises in material, fiber, yarns and fabric development and sourcing for the global market in garment and technical textiles. In 2010, Säntis Textiles developed spinnable 100% recycled polyester yarns for sun protection fabrics and home furnishing fabrics.
In 2016, Säntis Textiles were the first to develop 100% recycled cotton OE yarns, designed with the forward-thinking customer in mind.
USB Certification has been auditing the conformity in accordance with the national and international standards and doing the certification for those standards for more than 20 years.Our fundamental philosophy is to make our customers feel that we are a business partner which adds value to their processes and to improve our service mentality with a view of continuous improvement.
As USB Certification, we aim to increase the competitiveness of our customers and make it sustainable with our national and international accreditations, authorities, representatives, solution partners, experts and experienced professional staff.
While reaching our vision of sustainable growth with our globalization strategy, operational efficiency and strong infrastructure; we contribute to development of the organizations which are certified by us with our independent and impartial audit approach and value added services.
Birla Cellulose, the Pulp and Fibre business of Aditya Birla Group (ABG), is a leading sustainability focused man-made cellulosic fibre producer. Its nature based fibres come from natural renewable sources from responsibly managed forestry. Grasim Industries Limited, a flagship company of ABG, ranks amongst the top publicly listed companies in India and operates Indian facilities of Birla Cellulose. Birla Cellulose operates 12 pulp and fibre sites globally that apply closed-loop processes and environmentally efficient technologies that recycle raw materials and conserve natural resources It’s five global advanced research centers are equipped with state of the art facilities and pilot plants. It’s new generation innovative products like Livaeco by Birla Cellulose, Liva Reviva, Birla Excel and Birla Spunshades are designed with superior sustainable credentials. With an aim to create bigger and broader impact, Birla Cellulose collaborates actively with its value chain partners and works closely with organizations like, Canopy Planet, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), Changing Markets Foundation, Textile Exchange, WBSCD, Fashion for Good amongst others to continually learn and apply the best practices within its global operations and across its value chain.
Customers find their one-stop solutions to environmental, chemical, social and compliance sustainability-centred trainings, environmental, chemical, and social compliance audits and assessments, management system certification, circular economy, supply chain management certifications, product certification etc. under the umbrella of services available at GSCS International Ltd. that aim at continual improvement focused on achievement and promotion of Sustainable Development Goals.
GSCS is an ISO 17065 accredited Textile Exchange standards and GOTS certification body, APSCA member firm, ZDHC Academy Accredited Trainer Body, an SLCP Verifier & Training Body, a Higg Verifier & Training Body, and a Sedex Affiliate Assessment Company, an ISO 17021 certified management system certification auditing company. GSCS has operations in 20 countries over four continents, including Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, and South Africa.
Higg is a sustainability insights platform for consumer good businesses - delivering software and services for measuring, managing, and sharing supply chain performance data. From materials to products, from facilities to stores, from emissions to working conditions, Higg unlocks a complete view of a business's social and environmental impact. Launched in 2019 as a public-benefit corporation, Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the single source of ESG intelligence they need to accelerate business and industry transformation.
InResST® is a low-carbon, environmentally friendly company that focuses on the feasibility research, development, production and promotion of ocean plastics used in textiles. InResST® recycled nylon staple fiber products are using derived from ghost fishing nets, generated by deep-sea fishery activities. Then produced by a Low-carbon factory. Its performance is very similar to virgin nylon and can be directly applied to all types of yarns and fabrics. We hope to cooperate with environmentally-conscious brands and manufacturers to develop, innovate, and work together to protect the environment as well as the ocean.
InResST® goal is :
To raise public awareness of Marine ecological pollution from plastic waste in our oceans.
To recycle raw materials in order to create a circular economy and solve the industrial closed loop.
To evolve our methods to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, to reduce energy, to save on water used in processing and promote the recycling feasibility.
To save Marine animals such as turtles, sharks and dolphins and enhance biodiversity until healthy Marine ecosystems are restored.
To encourage fishery participants to join this circular economy and help local fishermen and women to earn extra income.
InResST aim to collect detrimental post consume fishing nets from deep sea to bring back to the land in order to reduce pollution to Marine life to save our so essential oceans.
InResST is engaging in value enhancement of recycled marine plastics. We have moved the application market of Marine plastic and nylon fishing nets thread from the traditional industry to the textile industry to improving its added value.
InResST is the only company in China that have passed the GRS certification and applied the slicing by 100% recycled post-consumer nylon fishing nets to the textile industry.
InResST is the only company in China mainland who proceed to mechanically extraction process rather than chemical to recycle nylon to reduce the secondary impact of chemical extraction process on the environment.
Lenzing's vision is to bring the beauty of nature into textiles. Fibers for fashion, home textiles, sports and outdoor wear and protective wear. TENCEL™ Lyocell is a wood-based and biodegradable fiber made with highly resource efficient closed-loop technology. TENCEL™ Lyocell is a net-benefit product, offering positive benefits to environment, society and value chain partners and as such a preferable alternative to resource-intensive fibers with higher environmental impact.
TENCEL™ branded fibers are our traceable, multi-talented fibers for textiles. They are as versatile as life and produced in qualities from super-smooth to extra-strong. Celebrating our 30th year of production in 2022!
With the inspiration to make sustainable textiles accessible to all, Eastman Naia™ cellulosic fibers and yarns are responsibly sourced, biobased options that enable mills, brands, and designers to create splendid, eco-friendly fashions and home décor.
Naia™ from Eastman is a sustainable fiber brand that inspires creativity while enabling a significantly lower impact on our planet’s precious resources. As consumers continue to demand eco-conscious choices, Naia™ fibers offer a sustainable choice—from origin to end of life.
Ideal for womenswear and home textiles, Naia™ is produced from sustainably sourced wood pulp harvested from responsibly managed forests. It is manufactured in an OEKO-TEX™ certified, closed-loop process with a low tree-to-fiber carbon and water footprint, and is TÜV AUSTRIA certified biodegradable and compostable.
Naia™, whether as filament yarn or staple fiber, delivers benefits for brands looking to differentiate their next collection—including inherent softness, supreme comfort, ease of care, with reduced pilling and quick-drying features.
Our Naia™ Renew fibers add yet another level of sustainability. With Naia™ Renew, recycled waste material is diverted from landfills and incinerators, broken down to its basic building blocks via Eastman’s patented molecular recycling technology, and used to produce cellulosic fibers with a measurably reduced carbon footprint. Molecularly the same as Naia™ legacy products, Naia™ Renew offers the same quality fiber without compromise on comfort, quality, or style.
At Eastman, we believe collaboration is key to delivering solutions that truly make a difference. Together, we can make sustainable textiles accessible to all.
Textiles deserve better than the trash. But recycling it has proven easier said than done. In fact, more than a million tonnes of textile turn to waste every year. At OnceMore we aim to change that. We enable a circular textile system by making collaborations happen throughout the value chain – moving used fabric through a circle of returning, reviving and reducing. After collecting used textiles from suppliers, we revive the fiber, combining it with renewable wood cellulose from Södra’s responsibly run forests. The end result is a OnceMore textile raw material that enable producers to create products that are either recyclable or biodegradable – closing the loop and reducing waste.
Recover™ is a leading materials science company and global producer of low-impact, high-quality recycled cotton fiber and cotton fiber blends. Its premium, environmentally friendly, cost-competitive products are created in partnership with the supply chain for global retailers and brands, offering a sustainable solution to close the loop on fashion. As a fourth-generation, family-owned company with a 70-year history in the textile industry, Recover is on a mission to scale its proprietary technology to make a lasting positive impact on the environment and partner with brands/retailers and other change makers to meet the industry’s sustainability targets.
Usha Yarns was incorporated in year 1995 to manufacture recycled cotton rich yarns. Our aim is to make the textile supply chain circular by recycling textile waste into the finest yarn for fashion brands. We recycle post and pre-consumer textile waste generated from garment mills and consumers. Usha Yarns is certified by GRS for 100% recycled contents.
Our value proposition lies in offering :- Traceability, Bigger lot sizes, A wide color range, Chemical & Social compliance, Color consistency and Blend consistency across our portfolio of yarns made from 100 percent recycled materials. Our products have found wide acceptance from several large garment retail brands.
Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei, is a one-of-a-kind, matchless and original new generation material made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linter pre-consumer material, converted through a traceable and transparent closed loop process. Bemberg™ has the RCS100, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and ISO 14001 certifications. Today an INNOVHUB report confirms that Bemberg™ filaments disintegrate at 100% and that Bemberg™’s very low concentration of hazardous substances complies with the limits specified by the UNI EN 13432. It is a unique and contemporary innovation designed for beautiful fashion every day. Bemberg™ is cool and sensual with a unique, supple drape. It is antistatic and breathable while its soft versatility makes it perfect for The Modern Wardrobe fashions, athleisure and everyday casual wear. Bemberg™ is the brand name of the regenerated cellulose fiber cupro, produced only by Asahi Kasei.
ESTS is short for "Extensive Standard Technical Services Co., Ltd". ESTS is a global 3rd party certification body & 2nd party audit firm for various schemes with a global network covering Asia, Europe and North America. ESTS focusing on the fields of social compliance, environmental protection, green and low carbon, sustainability, food safety and quality system etc. with outstanding reputation on integrity and services.
"TO FACILITATE TRUST & VALUE IN SUPPLY CHAIN RELATIONSHIPS." is the mission of ESTS and our vision are:
1. To set up incentive driven mechanism for integrity compliance;
2. To be an outstanding, reliable & excellent certification body and audit firm;
3. To be a company where all employees are encouraged to be active team members.
Armstrong Spinning Mills Pvt Ltd, a textile conglomerate of Armstrong Knitting Mills, was established in 1969 in Tirupur, South INDIA. Starting as a humble beginning, we have now grown and stand tall as the pioneer in sustainable textiles and business by catering to the International market. By using our products the brands can achieve their higher level of sustainability goals.
We are a Vertical setup company - From Farm to Fashion! For the past 5 decades, we have manufactured quality apparel for many of the world’s leading brands, where the entire process, from sourcing quality cotton to making quality apparel, is done by us!
Armstrong’s sustainable policy follows an Environmentally conscious manufacturing process at all levels. Armstrong adopts a green policy by using the latest technology, machinery, and infrastructure where natural resources like air, water, and soil are protected.
Armstrong Group is a Net-Zero Carbon Emission - Vertical Setup Textile Factory in India with sustainable renewable energy and well-experienced & qualified staff to produce quality apparel.
CottonConnect is an enterprise with a social mission to Re-imagine the future for supply chains. We work with brands and retailers to increase the sustainability of their cotton supply and deliver business benefits. We provide sustainable agriculture training for smallholder cotton farmers, resulting in improved livelihoods for workers and their communities.
CottonConnect was created in 2009 out of a unique collaboration between C&A and Textile Exchange (formerly Organic Exchange). Since 2009, we have worked with over 560,000 farmers contributing to a wider benefit for people in cotton farming communities.
Our programmes, including the REEL Cotton programme, Farmer Business School, and Women in Cotton, have achieved proven results in reducing environmental impact and improving farmer livelihoods.
Egedeniz is a textile company based in Izmir, Turkey that focuses on sustainable textile production. Egedeniz Textile is founded in 1993 and it is a part of Kadioglu Group of Companies whose main line of business is agricultural products. As Egedeniz, we work vertically and get involved in every step of the supply chain starting from growing our own cotton and hemp locally, to yarn, to fabric, and to garments and non-garment textiles. In the early years, we have just focused on knitted fabrics made from organic cotton. Since then, we have added recycled polyester, recycled cotton, Lenzing® Tencel™, modal, hemp, linen, organic wool, and other sustainable materials to our product line.
Currently, we have trade partners from various countries including Germany, Sweden, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Canada, the USA, Australia, Japan, and South Korea. This variety widens our business horizon and helps us adjust to expectations from different cultures.
In addition to our business operation, we also take pride in participating in and initiating environmental projects such as planting 1,000 trees annually since 2009, using solar panels on our roof in order to obtain 50% of our energy in our headquarters, and having recycling material collection units as a part of or waste management system. Our social practices include having a refugee program (currently 3 employed), employing members of the LGBT community, offering additional living wage through the supply chain (together with brands we work with), sponsoring seminars that promote organic, sustainable, and GMO-free life, sponsoring local cultural events, collaborating with non-governmental organizations, and organizing projects for second-hand clothes collection and donation. Currently, we’re working on a carbon-neutral/carbon minus project.
Clothing for Positive Change. We inspire you to chase adventure, thrive, and stay active in your unique way. We strive to responsibly outfit those adventures with respect for the planet and its people. We commit to education and exploration in the name of progress so we can all create Clothing for Positive Change. Whether you’re commuting to work or wandering the globe, rest assured we’ve been there and used those moments to design better and sustainably made product. Find out more at prana.com
South Pole, recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Social Enterprise, has been at the forefront of decarbonization since 2006. With its global Climate Solutions platform, South Pole develops and implements comprehensive strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for companies, governments and organizations around the world.
South Pole is also a leading project developer, and has provided nearly 1,000 projects in over 50 countries with climate finance to reduce over a gigaton of CO2 emissions, and to provide social benefits to less privileged communities who are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
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