2010 TE Sustainable Textiles Conference

Registration is now open for the 2010 OE Sustainable Conference on October 27th.  All TE Members receive a discount to attend the conference. Go online for more conference details.

Sustainable Textiles Conference workshops and expert presenters will be discussing:

  •     Recycled Textiles, Bio-Based Textiles, and Natural Textiles
  •     Environmental Impacts of Dyeing and Finishing
  •     Carbon Footprinting In the Textile Industry
  •     Product and Materials Indexing
  •     Ensuring Product Integrity Claims
  •     Understanding the Regulatory Landscape and Water Conservation and Waste Minimization
  •     Cotton + Sustainability

Plenary Speakers:

  •     Yvon Chouinard, Founder and Chairman, Patagonia
  •     Eileen Fisher, Founder, Eileen Fisher
  •     Tensie Whelan, President, Rainforest Alliance

2010 Sustainable Textiles Conference
New York, New York USA | October 27-28

Conference Meeting Sponsor


Technology Partner


Friend of Organic Exchange


Breakfast Sponsor


Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Eleen Fisher
Esquel Group
Prima Green
Green Sourcen organic
Hemp Fortex
Organic Ir
Texas Organic

Lunch Sponsor

Eco textile

Building on the great success of last year’s Sustainable Textiles Conference, Textile Exchange will host its next conference in New York, October 27 – 28, 2010.  The conference will be a gathering of key players working at the cutting‐edge of textile sustainability issues.

Textile Exchange invites your organization to become a sponsor of the 2010 Textile Exchange Sustainable Textiles Conference. By supporting the conference you’ll demonstrate your company’s commitment to developing a market where product integrity and sustainability become the norm. You’ll join many of the world’s key retail and textile brands, who make‐up a primary category of members at Textile Exchange, as they convene to learn and share ideas for improving innovation, reducing costs, and greening their collective supply‐chain. Please see sponsorship levels and benefit details at the bottom of this document.

We appreciate you considering this exciting opportunity and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.  For more information, please contact Daren AbneyThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Heather HockerThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  


We look forward to seeing you in New York City.

Registration Fees

TE Sustainable
Textiles Conference  

Wednesday and Thursday,
October 27-28, 2010 

$1,500 USD - Non Member
$1,250 USD - OE Member / NGO / SMB *
Free to Farmers

Exhibit Space

Wednesday and Thursday,
October 27-28, 2010
$2,000 USD - Non Member
$1,000 USD - OE Members Only

Organic in a Day Meeting **

Friday, October 29, 2010 $950 USD
Free to Farmers

To join TE as a new member and recieve discounted conference registration(s), please review membership benefits.

*NGOs and Small/Medium Businesses with less than 2 Million in annual sales may attend at the discounted price. 
**Registration for Organic in a Day is not included for those who receive complimentary conference registration.

 For additional information, please contact Heather HockerThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The 2010 Textile Exchange Sustainable Textiles Conference will be held at the Sentry Centers located at 730 Third Avenue (between E. 45th Street and E. 46th Street) on the 17th Floor

The conference hotel is the InterContinental New York Barclay located just a few blocks from the Sentry Centers.  New York City is an extremely popular tourist destination and the hotel rooms are quite pricey during the Fall season. We encourage to take advantage of the block room rate that we have secured. 

 You should not need a car while attending TE Sustainable Textiles Conference, as the hotel is easily accessible via taxi (approximate fare between the airport(s) and the InterContinental is $40) and the conference facility is just a few blocks from the hotel.  There are very many local restaurants of all categories within easy walking distance. 




Textile Exchange has reserved a block of rooms at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel for our conference attendees,  Reservations must be made with the hotel October 11, 2010 The special Textile Exchange Conference rate is $279 per night (the normal rate for this hotel in peak tourist season is $379+ per night). Currently, hotel room taxes are 13.375% and a $3.50 service charge and are not included in the room rate. If Textile Exchange attendees wish to spend more time in New York, the hotel rooms are available at the special rate of $279 per night from Friday, October 22, 2010 through Sunday, October 31, 2010.   





InterContinental New York Barclay  
111 East 48th Street
New York, New York  10017-1297


On-Line Reservations Link to reservations
Remember to mention:  S1H - 2010 Textile Exchange Sustainable Textiles Conference. 


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This year's conference will be held at the Sentry Centers located in Manhattan.  As part of your registration for the conference a daily continental breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch will be provided.  Due to security in the building, it will be imperative that you have photo id with you upon arrival at the conference center, and you will need to identify yourself as an Textile Exchange conference attendee. 
730 Third Avenue(between E. 45th Street and E. 46th Street)
New York, New York  10017
Phone:  +1.888.730.7307


Carbon_Fund_Logo Air travel is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.  You can neutralize your carbon emissions by purchasing a carbon offset.  Carbonfund.org has partnered with Textile Exchange to provide this important opportunity to our conference attendees.


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Brown_and_Wilmann_ExhibitThe 2010 exhibit area is an opportunity to connect with members of the value chain. Whether you want to do business or get a sense of new fabric trends and dyeing technologies, the exhibit area will connect you with the innovators in the sustainable fiber sector.

Esquel_ExhibitEach exhibitor will be provided 1 – 6 foot table and 2 chairs for their area.  The exhibit will open prior to the Conference each morning and will remain open throughout the day. We recommend booking appointments in advance. Should you have additional needs, please contact
Heather HockerThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 2012 Exhibitors include:
Anvil Knitwear, Inc.
Control Union
Cotton Connect Global
Draper Knitting
Egedeniz Textile
Hermann Buhler
Hemp Fortex
Orta Andolu
Portico Home+Spa
Pratibha Syntex Pvt. Ltd
Pt. Indorama
Sanko Textile
Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative


Organic_in_a_Day_PicThis year Organic in a Day will be held immediately following the conference on Friday, October 29, 2010 at Sentry Centers.  A separate registration fee is required to attend Organic in a Day.   

Organic in a Day provides a broad introduction to organic cotton.  It will cover everything you need to know to get started if your looking to implement organic cotton into your sourcing strategy.  Topics include: production, processing, sourcing, online tracking, labeling, industry integrity and more.  This is a must-attend meeting for companies just beginning their organic fiber programs or those wanting to expand their knowledge.