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
The Broadmoor, Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Lake Avenue 1
80906 Colorado Springs CO
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ISKO™ is the world’s largest denim fabric producer with 300 million meters production capacity per year.
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.
Kipas and Säntis Textiles
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.
Lenzing's vision is to bring the beauty of nature into textiles.
Lenzing Fibers, Inc.
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!
Customers find their one-stop solutions under the umbrella of services available at GSCS International Ltd.
GSCS International Ltd.
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.
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.
Carbon Neutrality Sponsor: South Pole
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.
For more information, visit www.southpole.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.