Textile Exchange Presents:

Preferred Fiber & Materials – Creating Material Growth

A Global Textile Sustainability Conference


New Release: 2016 Post-Conference Overview Report

 

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The 2016 Conference Overview includes summaries from each session at the conference, including:

Plenaries

Breakout sessions, with focused tracks on Integrity and Standards, Supply Chain, and Fiber and Materials.

Organic Cotton Round Table

TExcursions (Industry tours)

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Save the Date! Make plans to join us for the 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C. during the week of October 9.

 


The event line-up includes:

October 3:

  • Textile Exchange Board of Director Meetings
  • Attendee Conference Check-in

October 4:

  • Day 1 – Textile Sustainability Conference
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception for registered Attendees

October 5:

  • Day 2 – Textile Sustainability Conference

October 6:

October 7:

 

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

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Hotel Information

The 2016 Textile Sustainability Conference will take place at the Grand Elysee Hotel in Hamburg.

We apologize for the inconvenience, Textile Exchange’s room block is SOLD OUT. You may contact the Grand Elysee directly to find out about availability, but TE’s negotiated conference rate is no longer available.

Post-Conference Tours (TExcursions)

The Tours that followed the 2015 conference were hugely successful and are back by popular demand. Now being called TExcursions, these industry tours have become a staple at the TE Conference. The 2016 Tours will take the conference focus on Fiber and Materials into the field. The capacity of each is limited and will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

TExcursions-LogoAll tours will take place on October 7.

Tour hosts are:

Hohenstein Institute – Boennigheim, Germany (SOLD OUT)

Hohenstein will conduct a partial day seminar on its latest textile research and sustainability findings followed by a facility tour. Download an information sheet about this tour.

Lenzing Fibers – Lenzing, Austria (SOLD OUT)

The Lenzing tour will showcase man-made cellulose fiber production – from tree to fiber production, including a tour of the facility in Lenzing, Austria. Download an information sheet about this tour.

Otto Group – Haldensleben, Germany (SOLD OUT)

Otto Group will take attendees on a tour to visit their largest warehousing and fulfillment facility. Download an information sheet about this tour.

SOEX Textil-Recycling – Wolfen, Germany (SOLD OUT)

Participants on the tour will see and experience SOEX’s textile sorting and recycling facilities as well as the innovative SOEX Footwear Recycling Line. Download an information sheet about this tour.

Register for the Conference now and sign up for the tour of your choice on the “options” page. The tour fee reserves your seat, covers administrative fees, and covers the cost of a TE representative to participate in the tour. Download the information sheet on each tour for additional details.


Conference Fees

The chart below outlines the various categories of fees which will be accessible in online registration during the respective dates outlined (Early Bird, Standard, and Late.)

All TE Members receive discounts and/or complimentary passes to attend the Textile Sustainability Conference. If you are not a TE Member yet, join now.

1. All charges will be processed in US dollars and must be paid in full by the dates shown to secure that price. Euro conversions shown here are valid at the time of posting; actual charges will be based on the conversion rate at the time of processing.

2. Proceedings include the Conference Summary report, Presentations, and recordings if available.

3. The number of student passes are limited and on an application basis only.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that occasionally plans change and things happen that are beyond your control. If you need to cancel for any reason, you must notify us in writing by the dates listed below to receive refunds as outlined. Please note: an administrative fee will be kept to cover the processing fees that TE is charged. You may, however, transfer your registration to another person at no cost. After September 1 all fees are non-refundable.  

Before August 1, 2016:

  • Textile Exchange will issue a full refund on conference and hotel fees less a $200 USD processing/service fee until August 1, 2016.

Between August 2 – September 1, 2016:

  • Textile Exchange will issue a 50% refund on conference and hotel fees for any cancellations received between August 2 – September 1, 2016.

After September 1, 2016:

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 1, 2016.

Substitute attendees are welcome and encouraged at any time. These changes can be made by simply modifying your registration record or by contacting Terry Hyde.

Press

For media inquiries and to apply for press credentials, please email Donna Worley and include “press inquiry” in the subject line. An application is not a guarantee that press credentials will be granted as space is limited. Qualified applicants include working members of print, broadcast and online media. Please send contact details, a letter of assignment, and examples of recent articles published. Journalists, photographers, and camera crews will not be considered without reference to the above. Press credentials are available only to working press who can show evidence that their attendance may result in coverage of the conference in print, broadcast, or online media.

Please allow up to 14 business days for a reply. Media must be pre-approved and will not be given credentials at the door of the event.


Confirmed Speakers


Companies in Attendance

Action for Social Advancement (ASA)
Fast Retailing_Uniqlo
OrganiMark
adidas
Fenix Outdoor International AG
Origem
Africa Fashion Guide
Filippa K
Orimpex Tekstil
amelia°williams
FITI Testing & Research
Otto Group
ARMEDANGELS
Fjällräven
Outerknown
Armstrong Knitting Mills
Forum for the Future
PAN UK
Armstrong Spinning Mills
FOUR PAWS International
Patagonia, Inc.
Baur Vliesstoffe
Gap, Inc.
prAna
Bay City
Geetanjali Woollens Pvt. Ltd.
Pratibha Syntex
Bayer CropScience
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Pratibha Syntex Ltd.
Be Sustainable
Globetrotter Ausrüstung GmbH
Punarbhavaa Sustainable Products (PSP)
G-Star RAW C.V.
Quantis
Better Cotton Initiative
Guangdong Esquel Textiles Company Limited
RDFC Ltd.
BIOCOTON
H&M
re:newcell
biov8tion
HAGLÖFS AB
Recyctex Co., Ltd.
Boden
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Resonance
Boer Group Recycling Solutions
HempAge AG
Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
Brasil
Woolworths SA
Fairtrade Germany
On the Mark PR/Naturepedic
Worn Again
Far Eastern Group/Oriental Resources Development Ltd.
Organic Cotton Accelerator
WRAP
Fashion Institute
ORGANIC COTTON COLOURS
YVES SAINT LAURENT
(Updated September 22, 2016)

Hertie School of Governance
Sahana Clothing Company
Brown and Wilmanns Environmental
hessnatur Stiftung
SANKO Textile
BSD Consulting
Himalayan Wild Fibers
Shinfuji
Bugaboo International
Hohenstein Institute America, Inc
Skunkfunk
Burberry
Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute
Social Accountability International
C&A
ICEA
SOCiLA
C&A Foundation
Iconoclast
SOEX Group
Canopy
Infinited Fiber Company
Solidaridad
Catholic Relief Services
Integra Food Secure Ltd
Sourcing Journal
ChainPoint GmbH
ITC Accessories
Spectrum International
Chanel
IZFAS
Suminter India Organics
Change Agency
Jack & Jones, Selected – Bestseller A/S
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Chargeurs Wool
John Lewis plc
Systain Consulting GmbH
Chetana Society
Kering
Target
Chetna Organic Farmers Association
KID Interiør AS
Tchibo GmbH
Coats
KnowledgeCotton Apparel
TEXAID
Control Union Certifications
Koopera
Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative
Cotton made in Africa
Kowa Company
TexData International
Cotton SA T/A the Sustainable Cotton Cluster
L.L.Bean
Textil Santanderina, S.A.
CottonConnect
Leadership & Sustainability
Textile Exchange
Beneficial Design Lab
GreenLama SPRL
PVH Corporation
Bergman Rivera SAC

Coyuchi, Inc.
Lenzing Fibers
TextilWirtschaft
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Lindex
The Boston Consulting Group GmbH
Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
LVMH
The North Face
Design & Development Textile Consult
MADE-BY
The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit
Desigual
Mahima
The Renewal Workshop
Dibella
Mandala Apparels Pvt.
Thread
Dibella India
Mandala Apparels Pvt. Ltd.
Timberland
DPW-CONSULT GmbH
Mantis World
Tojblender
DyStar Colours Distribution
Microsoft Corporation
Tommy Hilfiger
ecoCentric Ltd
MQ Retail AB
Tommy Hilfiger Europe
Ecotextile News
MR Price Group
Triaz Group
Egedeniz Tekstil
Nature USA
Under the Canopy
EILEEN FISHER
Natur-Tec
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Engel Consulting
Neutral.com
Union Nationale des Producteurs de Coton du Burkina
ESMOD Berlin
NewForesight Consultancy
Varner
Esquel Apparel
Nike, Inc.
VAUDE Sport
European Central Bank
NORRØNA SPORT
VF Corporation
European Outdoor Group
NSF International
Virent
Fabrikology
Ocean Conservancy
WestPoint Home
FairTrace SA
OEKO-TEX(R)
WestPoint Home LLC
Fairtrade Foundation
Okamoto