2013 Textile Sustainability Conference - Istanbul, Turkey

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Conference Dates: November 11-13, 2013
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November 11: Organic Cotton Roundtable *Registration is required for this free meeting.
November 14: Basics Workshop: Textile and Apparel Sustainability *This is a separate ticketed event.
November 14: Factory Tour *This is an optional conference addition, details are below. 


CONFERENCE DIARY & RECAP:
For the first time in TE Conference history, we are pleased to share the outcomes of the conference with the public.
Click Here to download your complimentary copy of the TE Conference Diary today!

 


Sustainability: The Future is Now
Unifying Our Industry through Integration and Collaboration

Hong Kong 2012 ConferenceJoin us in Istanbul, the world’s most amazing transcontinental city, for our global annual conference. 2013 promises to be the most interactive and solution-focused conference to date. The 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference will bring together the most respected industry stakeholders with the intent to share, listen, learn and develop scalable solutions over three exciting days.

The Conference is located at: The Marmara Taksim Hotel, Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. (Click 'Logistics' tab for more info.)

 

 
Click Here to download the updated conference agenda and review the details behind exciting sessions like:
1.1 Redefining Business - The Circular Economy
2.3 Reimagining Textile Manufacturing
3.1 Creating an Effective Integrity Strategy: How to verify your product claims
4.2 Cotton Sustainability - Solving Barriers to Growth
5.3 Collaboration Solves a Problem + Everyone Benefits
 

FACTORY TOUR - 8:45 to approximately 15:00

Join Textile Exchange on Thursday, November 14 for a post-conference tour of the Topkapi spinning and knitting factory in Northern Istanbul at: HadimkoyMah. Elvan Sokak No: 6-8 34555 Arnavutkoy/Istanbul-Turkey.  Complimentary buses will transport conference attendees from The Marmara Taksim Hotel at 8:45 am to the factory and back to the hotel at approximately 15:00.  Lunch will be provided at Topkapi, pre-registration for this activity is required with your conference registration.  If you have already registered for the conference, you may modify your registration to include this tour. For additional questions please email Conference@TextileExchange.org.
 


FINAL LIST of ATTENDING COMPANIES: Updated as of November 15, 2013

Company Country
A Production of Ethiopianvillage Ethiopia
AB Lindex Sweden
Abu and Sons Shipping Company Philippines
Adidas Group Germany
Adidas Group Germany
Adidas Sourcing Ltd. Turkey
AFC Consultants Germany
Aid by Trade Foundation - Cotton Made in Africa Germany
Akasya Tarim Urn Ltd. Turkey
Appachi Cotton| Mariappa Foundation - Appachi Eco-Logic Project India
Appachi Eco-Logic / Ethicus India
Apparel Online Magazine India
Apparel Online Magazine India
Aquafil Spa Italy
Archroma Global Denim Center Spain
Archroma Switzerland Switzerland
Archroma Turkey Turkey
Archroma Turkey Turkey
Armstrong Spinning Mills Ltd. India
Armstrong Spinning Mills Pvt. Ltd./ Armstrong Knitting Mills Pvt.Ltd. India
Arvind Limited India
Association for Farmer's Rights Defense (AFRD) | BioNano Tech Co Georgia Georgia
BASF United Arab Emirates
BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd. Singapore
BASF South East Asia Pte. Ltd. Singapore
Bayer CropScience USA
Bergman/Rivera SAC Peru
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) Switzerland
Biocoton India Pvt Ltd, Sustainable Cotton Consultancy France
bioRe India Ltd. India
Bluesign Technologies Switzerland
Bonobo Jeans Turkey
Bossa Turkey
Bossa Turkey
Bossa Turkey
Bossa Turkey
Bossa Denim Turkey
Bossa T.A.S. Turkey
Brown and Wilmanns Environmental, LLC USA
Burberry United Kingdom
Burberry UK
Burton Snowboards USA
C&A Buying Belgium
C&A Foundation Switzerland
C&A Sourcing International Ltd. India
Canopy Canada
Canopy Planet Canada
Caswe Congo Congo
Central Saint Martins UK
Chainfood Germany
Chetna Organic  
Chetna Organic Farmers Association (COFA) India
Concept III International USA
Consultant / Textile Exchange (Made-By) UK
Control Union Turkey
Control Union Certifications Bangladesh Bangladesh
Control Union Certifications India India
Control Union Certifications Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Control Union Inspections and Certifications India Pvt Ltd. India
Cotton Incorporated USA
CottonConnect UK
CottonConnect UK
CottonConnect China Co., Ltd. China
CottonConnect South Asia Pvt Ltd India
Crailar Technologies US
CSR Consultancy Ltd., TE Europe UK
Design & Innovation Initiative for Sustainability Turkey
Design & Innovation Initiative for Sustainability Turkey
Desigual Spain
Desigual Spain
Desso Netherlands
Desso The Netherlands
Dibella India  India
DuPont Industrial Biosciences China
DyeCoo Textile System Netherlands
DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V. The Netherlands
Dystar Turkey
DyStar Kimya Turkey
Dystar UK Ltd (Dystar Colours Distribution GmbH) UK
Eclat Textile Co., Ltd.  USA
EcoCentric Ltd. / Sustaintex LLC. USA
ecoCouture.org USA
Ecofoot Portugal
Economy Turkey  
EcoTextile News UK
Eddie Bauer USA
Eddie Bauer USA
Eddie Bauer USA
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. Turkey
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. Turkey
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. Turkey
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. Turkey
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. Turkey
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. Turkey
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. USA
Egedeniz Textile A.S. Turkey
EGSD | Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association Turkey
Eileen Fisher, Inc. USA
Eileen Fisher, Inc. USA
Eileen Fisher, Inc. USA
Eileen Fisher, Inc. USA
Eileen Fisher, Inc. USA
Eileen Fisher, Inc. USA
Eke Tekstil Turkey
Esprit Europe Services GmbH Germany
Esprit Europe Services GmbH Germany
Esquel Group USA
Esquel Group Hong Kong
ETF Tekstil Konfeksiyon A.S. (European T-shirt Factory) Turkey
Fabrikology International USA
Fair Trade USA USA
Fair Wear Foundation  
Fairtrade International German
Fairtrade International | Fair Trade Foundation UK Germany
FCStone Fibers & Textiles | Olah Inc. USA
Fibre2fashion.com India
Final Multimedia Ghana
Final Multimedia Ghana
Final Multimedia Ghana
Final Multimedia Ghana
FITI Testing & Research Institute South Korea
Freelance Turkey
Gap Org T.K.G. Projesi Turkey
GAP RDA Turkey
GAP RDA Turkey
GAP Regional Development Administration Turkey
GAP Regional Direcotrate Administration Turkey
GF Services / Gucci / Kering Italy
Global Organic Textile Standard / GOTS Germany
Good Cotton Practices Association (Strategic partner of BCI for Turkey)  
Green Ant Advisors USA
Grupo Inditex, S.A./ITX Trading, S.A. Turkey
G-Star Raw Switzerland
G-Star Raw C.V. The Netherlands
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Turkey
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Sweden
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Sweden
Helvetas - Central Asia Kyrgyzstan
Helvetas Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Switzerland
Helvetas Swiss intercooperation Switzerland
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperations Tajikistan
Hermes Otto International Turkey
HFI-North America USA
Hohenstein Institute Germany
Hohenstein Institute America, Inc. USA
Hohenstein Istanbul Turkey
Huge USA
Hugo Boss Ticino SA Switzerland
HUMANA Kleidersammlung GmbH Germany
Hussain Mills Limited, Hussain Group Pakistan
I:Collect AG (I:CO) Switzerland
I:Collect AG (I:CO)  Switzerland
ICEA Italy
ihlas Magazin Grubu | Sustainnovation Turkey
IMO Swiss AG / Institute for Marketecology Switzerland
Indian Stitchers India
Inditex S.A. Spain
Inditex, S.A. (Zara Kids) Spain
Indorama Synthetics TBK Indonesia
Institute for Marketecology (IMO) | IMO Swiss AG Switzerland 
Intenda South Africa
Internet Tekstil San Ve Tic A.S. Turkey
Internet Tekstil San. Ve Tic.A.S. Turkey
Internet Tekstil San. Ve Tic.A.S. Turkey
ITOCHU Corporation Japan
Jeanologia Spain
Jiaxing Jiecco Fashion Co. Ltd. China
JPKE Supply Chain Specialists USA
Kaiser Tekstil Turkey
Karsu Tekstil A.S. Turkey
Kenya Bureau of Standards Kenya
Kering France
Kivanc Tekstil ve San. Tic. A.S. Turkey
Kowa Company (Ochanomizu Women's University) Japan
Kowa Company, Ltd. Japan
Kuyichi Europe BV The Netherlands
La Siesta GmbH | SOCiLA Germany
Laudito GmbH / GOTS/Global Standard GmbH Germany
Lenzing AG Austria
Lenzing Fibers Turkey
Lenzing Fibers Inc. USA
Lenzing Fibers Ltd. Austria
Levi Strauss & Co. USA
Loomstate USA
Louis Bolk Institute and Wageningen University The Netherlands
LVMH France
Made-By Foundation The Netherlands
Mahima Fibres Pvt. Ltd. India
Mamfe Institute of Sciences Cameroon
Matin Spinning Mills Limited Bangladesh
Mavi Glyim San Ve Tic A.S. Turkey
MCL Global UK
Mecilla Project China
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Georgia
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Canada
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Canada
Muji Global Sourcing Private Limited Singapore
Muji Global Sourcing Pte Ltd Singapore
Muji Global Sourcing Pte Ltd Singapore
Namik Kemal University Turkey
NatureUSA | Bgreen USA
New Balance Athletic Shoe USA
Nike USA
Nike USA
Nike Turkey
Nike Turkey
Nike USA
Nike Inc. Turkey
Nike, Inc. USA
Nike, Inc. USA
Nike, Inc.  USA
Nimkartek Technical Services Pvt. Ltd. India
Novozymes A/S Denmark
Novozymes A/S Denmark
Novozymes A/S Pakistan Liaison Office Pakistan
Ocean City Cameroon
Olah, Inc. USA
Oliveri Home Italy
Optimer Brands / DriRelease Turkey
Organic Trade Services (OTS Ltd.) Turkey
OrganiMark South Africa
OrganiMark (Pty) Ltd South Africa
Orimpex Tekstil Ltd.Sti Turkey
Orta Turkey
Orta Anadolu Turkey
Orta Anadolu Tic Ve San T.A.S. Turkey
Orta Anadolu Tic. Ve San. Tas Turkey
Orta Anadolu Tic. Ve San. Tas Turkey
Orta Anadolu Tic. Ve San. Tas Turkey
Otto Group Germany
Otto Group (Otto GmbH & Co KG) Germany
Pants to Poverty UK
Patagonia USA
Patagonia USA
PE International German
PE International AG Germany
Portico Brands, LLC / Founder, Under the Canopy USA
Prairie Dog Co., Ltd Japan
Prairie Dog Co., Ltd Japan
prAna USA
prAna  USA
Pratibha Syntex Ltd India
Pratibha Syntex Ltd. India
Pratibha Syntex Pvt. Ltd. India
Pratima Organic Grower Group | Pratiam Agro & Paper pvt Ltd India
Press Turkey
PT Indorama Synthetics TBK Indonesia
PT Indorama Synthetiks TBK Indonesia
PT. Argo Manunggal Textiles Indonesia
PT. Argo Manunggal Textiles indonesia
Puma AG Turkey
Puma SE Germany
Puma SE Germany
Remei AG Switzerland
Remei AG Switzerland
responsAbility Investments AG Switzerland
Royal Textile Ltd Cameroon
Royal Textile Ltd Cameroon
Rubia Pigmenta Naturalia B.V. The Netherlands
Sae-A Trading Co., Ltd. South Korea
Samgen Technical Services Ltd Nigeria
Samtech Engineering Ltd Nigeria
Sanko Tekstil Inc. Turkey
Sanko Tekstil Inc. Turkey
Sanko Tekstil Inc. Turkey
Sanko Tekstil Inc. Turkey
Sanko Tekstil Inc. Turkey
Sanko Tekstile Turkey
SCS Global Services USA
Secol Textiles LLC USA
Simurg Tasarim Danismanlik | Aegean Clothing Manufactuerers Association Turkey
Skunk Funk / Hectic Bizz Spain
Skunk Funk / Hectic Buzz Spain
SOEX Group  Switzerland
Soil Association UK
Solidaridad ,The Netherlands The Netherlands
Stanley & Stella S.A. Belgium
Star Sock The Netherlands
StepChange Innovations GmbH Germany
Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization Sudan
Suminter India Organics PVT LTD India
Super Spinning Mills Ltd. India
Sustainable Apparel Coalition USA
Systain Germany
Target Sourcing Services Hong Kong
Tchibo GmbH Germany
Tchibo Turkey Turkey
TEEB for Business Coalition UK
Tejidos Royo Spain
Teksel Tekstil Turkey
Tekstil Dunyasi Turkey
Terramor Organic Home  USA
Tesco Internationals Sourcing Turkey Turkey
Texocex Magazine  
texSture UK
Textildunyasi Magazine Turkey
Textile Dunyasi Magazine Turkey
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange Spain
Textile Exchange UK
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange India
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange UK
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange USA
Textile Exchange  Canada
TextileFuture Electronic Textile Publications Switzerland
Textiles For Life and Rythms by Design United Kingdom
Thai Eastern Industry Co., Ltd. Thailand
Thai Eastern Industry Co., Ltd. Thailand
Thai Eastern Industry Co., Ltd. (TEI) Thailand
The Prince of Wale's Charitable Foundation UK
Tommy Hilfiger Netherlands
Tommy Hilfiger Europe The Netherlands
Tong Siang / Yeh Group Thailand
Topkapi Iplik San. Ve Tic A.S. Turkey
Topkapi Iplik San. Ve Tic. A.S. Turkey
Trucost Plc UK
UNDP Turkey
United Nations Development Programme Turkey
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Karnataka) India
Van Hall Larenstein Netherlands
Volcom, Inc. USA
Water Footprint Network Netherlands
WGSN UK
Williams Sonoma Inc Turkey
Williams-Sonoma Turkey Turkey
Worn Again UK

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SPONSORS  (current as of October 2, 2013)
Thank you to our current 2013 Instanbul Sponsors for making this event possible

Conference Meeting Sponsor
   
      Sanko Textile

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Cocktail Reception Sponsor
                                         
        Nike, Inc.
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Lunch Sponsor

       Bossa Denim
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Exhibit Room Sponsors
                                 
DuPont Industiral Biosciences   |   Egedeniz Tekstil    |         Esquel Group          |          Lenzing Fibers        |      
      Orta                                            
           Orta Anadolu       |                 Patagonia            |       Pratibha Syntex
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Friend of Conference Sponsors
                                     
      Archroma            |             Bayer CropScience         |              DyStar            |          EGSD              |   Eileen Fisher, Inc.   |    Internet Tekstil
             Remei/bioRe     Topkapi
      Kowa Co.    |     Novozymes           |              Olah, Inc.         |        PT Indorama      |           Remei/bioRe       |             Topkapi
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   Organic Cotton Round Table Sponsors          Conference T-Shirt Sponsor         Conference Media Sponsor
                                                                                                    
 Fairtrade International     GAP RDA / GAP Organik                           NatureUSA                                                  EcoTextile News


CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the conference please contact us today!

Hong Kong 2012 Conference - PumaClick the link below to download the agenda.

This agenda is subject to change. Posted October 29, 2013.

The support of our sponsors makes this annual conference possible. Details are in the provided pdf, and for information on sponsoring the 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference, contact Daren@TextileExchange.org.
 


SPONSORS  (current as of October 2, 2013)
Thank you to our current 2013 Instanbul Sponsors for making this event possible

Conference Meeting Sponsor
   
      Sanko Textile

_______________________________________________________________________

Cocktail Reception Sponsor
                                        
        Nike, Inc.
_______________________________________________________________________

Lunch Sponsor

       Bossa Denim
_______________________________________________________________________

Exhibit Room Sponsors
                                 
DuPont Industiral Biosciences   |   Egedeniz Tekstil    |         Esquel Group          |          Lenzing Fibers        |      
      Orta                                            
           Orta Anadolu       |                 Patagonia            |       Pratibha Syntex
_______________________________________________________________________

Friend of Conference Sponsors
                                     
      Archroma            |             Bayer CropScience         |              DyStar            |          EGSD              |   Eileen Fisher, Inc.   |    Internet Tekstil
             Remei/bioRe     Topkapi
      Kowa Co.    |     Novozymes           |              Olah, Inc.         |        PT Indorama      |           Remei/bioRe       |             Topkapi
_______________________________________________________________________
   Organic Cotton Round Table Sponsors          Conference T-Shirt Sponsor         Conference Media Sponsor
                                                                                                    
 Fairtrade International     GAP RDA / GAP Organik                           NatureUSA                                                  EcoTextile
News

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the conference please contact us today!

 

Conference Fees:

Fees Starting August 1st:
TE Member discounted rate: $1,300 USD
Non-Member rate: $1,575 USD

Registration for this event is closed.

 


CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the conference please contact us today!

November 11-13: 2013 Textile Sustainabliity Conference
November 11: Organic Cotton Roundtable *Registration is required for this free meeting.
November 14: Basics Workshop: Textile and Apparel Sustainability *This is a separate ticketed event.
November 14: Factory Tour *This is an optional conference addition, more details on the 'overview' page.

Conference Fees:

TE Member discounted rate: $1,300 USD
Non-Member rate: $1,575 USD

Registration for this event is closed.

 

Conference Location and Hotel Information:

Textile Exchange has negotiated discounted rates at the Marmara Taksim Hotel (only available through the link below), which is also where the conference will be held.

Hotel Name: Marmara Taksim Hotel (Make your reservation using the link below)
Address: Taksim Square Taksim Istanbul
Istanbul 34437
Hotel Contact Details: Website: https://www.yourreservation.net/tb3/index.cfm?bf=HAISTTMT&iatanumber=WWGRP002&rateaccesscode=*G02%24&arrivalDate=2013-11-09&page=roomrates
Room Rate Info: The following room rate is guaranteed on a first come, first served basis and ONLY through the booking link provided:

Single - 185 EUR /
Double - 195 EUR
Block Details: The conference will take place at the Marmara Taksim Hotel; therefore, Textile Exchange has negotiated a limited number of rooms at a special rate for the convenience of our delegates. Reserve yours early to ensure availability! Deadline for booking and changes is October 25.
Airport: The nearest airport is Istanbul Ataturk International (IST).
Changes & Cancellation Policy: Reservations, modifications, and cancellations must be made by October 25. After October 25, charges will be applied.

Questions? Please contact Conference@TextileExchange.org.

 

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy:

Before September 30, 2013:
Textile Exchange will issue a full refund until September 30, 2013. Please note, a $200 processing/service fee will be charged for any cancellation received on or before September 30, 2013.

 

Between October 1 - 20, 2013:
For reservations cancelled anytime between October 1-20, 2013, a 50% refund will be issued.

After October 20, 2013:


No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after October 20, 2013.

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

 

CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the conference please contact us today!

2013 Istanbul Exhibit Space

We invite you to highlight your company with an exhibit space at the 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference.  In order to exhibit in the conference, one or more company representatives are required to register to attend the conference.

         
                                      Examples of Past TE Conference Exhibit Spaces


Exhibit Space Cost *Conference Sponsors Receive a Complimentary Exhibit Space

Regular Rate: $3,000 USD, Per Exhibit Space

TE Member Discounted Rate: $1,500 USD, Per Exhibit Space


Exhibit Space Details

1 What Size is an Exhibit Space? 
An exhibit space at this conference includes one (1) six-foot table and 2 chairs.

2 When Would I Set Up? 
A) Your company will be responsible for setting up the entire table on Monday, November 11, at any time between 10:00 and 17:00.
B) Exhibit Spaces will be visible to all attendees starting with the conference cocktail reception, from 18:00-20:00 on November 11, through the close of the conference at 17:00 on Wednesday, November 5.


3 – What Materials May I Show at an Exhibit Space?

Your company is welcome to display brochures, a variety of product, and any relevant information for conference attendees. 
These materials must fit within the allotted size of the exhibit space.  Conference sponsors are entitled to 1 complimentary exhibit space. 
Please ship any materials to arrive between Friday, Nov. 1 - Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 to:
Marmara Taksim Hotel - Textile Exchange Conference

C/O GOLD DAYANIKLI TUK.MALLARI  ITH IHR LTD ŞTİ

ŞİRİNEVLER MAH. MERİÇ SOK NO:6/14

BAHÇELİEVLER İSTANBUL

KOCASİNAN vd. 8310424053

Phone number:

Tel.:00 90 212 652 80 18    OR    
00 90 212 652 80 19/Extension  :119
Please mark EXHIBIT SPACE clearly on the outside of the package.
*Please address packages in this format, it includes VAT number 8310424053.
If you have an on-the-ground contact in Istanbul, feel free to ship to them. In order to clear the Turkish Customs your packages will be picked up by a contracted company and delivered to the hotel. This company will charge Textile Exchange for the service, which will be billed to you following the conference. Textile Exchange cannot responsible for ensuring packages arrive at The Marmara Taksim Hotel by November 6.


4 – Where Will my Exhibit Space be Located?
All exhibit spaces will be located in Marmara Taksim Hotel Ballroom.  This large room is the main conference room and will host all plenary speakers.  The front half of the room will be set up for all conference attendees in a theater-style seating, with the back portion of the room filled with the six-foot table exhibit spaces.  Your company name will be printed on a Textile Exchange tag and placed at your exhibit space on location. This is a prime location for exhibitors between the keynote sessions and entrance into the room. 
 

5 – Can I Place a Banner or Posters with my Exhibit Space?
You are welcome to include separate company signage to display next to or behind your company table, this must be a free-standing banner provided by your company.  No posters or signage may be hung on the walls at the Marmara Taksim Hotel.

6 – When Can I Break Down my Exhibit Space?
Your company will be responsible for removing all exhibit space materials between 17:00 and 18:00 on November 13, at the close of the conference. The exhibit space should not be closed until after the final closing session of the conference.


Remember, conference sponsors will receive a complimentary exhibit space along with other benefits, listed at www.TextileExchange.org.  In order to exhibit in the conference, one or more company representatives are required to register to attend the conference.  We appreciate your consideration of exhibiting at the 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
 

If you are interested in exhibiting, contact us today:                    

Daren Abney, Global Member Services Manager
Daren@TextileExchange.org