2014 Textile Sustainability Conference

November 9, 10, 11, & 12, 2014
Portland, Oregon, USA
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Textile Exchange’s 2014 Conference Presents:
“Driving Meaningful Change”
A Global Textile Sustainability Conference

November 9 - Organic Cotton Round Table and Conference Check-in
Novemeber 10 - 12 - Textile Sustainability Conference
 
Textile Exchange conferences are intimate venues where people who are passionate about diving deeply into new, challenging, or inspiring topics connect and create sustainable, scalable solutions. The 2014 Textile Sustainability Conference is no exception!  With Portland playing host to this conference and being a hub for many environmentally and socially minded brands and retailers, we want to leverage the experience and expertise of those gathered by ensuring we address topics that the industry finds critical.
 
This year’s conference will inspire, educate and provide the tools for everyone to Drive Meaningful Change.
  • Create BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOALS (BHAGs) for your company and yourself.
  • Learn from industry leaders how to deliver.
  • Connect with major players in the textile supply chain.
  • Gather information on the latest resources.
  • Leave with tools and solutions to accomplish your BHAGs.
 
NEW! Appointment Scheduler is Now Open!
Don't miss the chance to schedule one-on-one appointments with other attendees - Register today to access this great new feature!

Who is Registered to Attend? (Updated: October 22, 2014)

adidas Group KEEN Footwear

Agave Denim & Bluer Denim

Allied Feather & Down

Kering
American Apparel, Inc Kowa Company
Aratex Organica Lanting AgriConsult
Archroma Latitudes Screen Printing
Armstrong Spinning Mills (P) Ltd., Lenzing Fibers
Arvind Limited Levis
Avery Dennison Loomstate
BASF Textile Chemicals Louis Bolk Institute and Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Bayer CropScience Mahima Organic
Bergman/Rivera Martex Fiber Southern Corp.
Better Cotton Initiative MEC
BIOCOTON  Mecilla Limited
Biomimicry 3.8 Nature USA
biov8tion Naturepedic Organic Mattresses
bluesign technologies Natureworks LLC
Brown and Wilmanns Environmental New Balance Athletic Shoe
Buhler Quality Yarns Nicole Bridger Design
Burton Snowboards Nike, Inc.
C&A Nimkartek Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.
C&A Foundation Norrøna
Canopy Novozymes
Canopy Oakdene Hollins Ltd
Carhartt OBEPAB
Cattermole Consulting Olah Inc.
ChainPoint Omega Uniform Systems
Change Agency OrganiMark (Pty) Ltd
Chetna Organic Farmers Association Orta Anadolu
Chia Her Indutrial Otis College of Art and Design
City of Portland  Otto Group
CMO: CRAiLAR Technologies Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)
CO2 Nexus Ovis 21
Columbia Sportswear Co. PACT Apparel
Concept III Textiles Panoco Trading Co., Ltd.
Control Union Patagonia Inc.
Control Union India PE International
Converse PI Foundation
Copenhagen Business School & JACK & JONES PolyOne/Wilflex
COPROEXNIC Portico Brands | Under the Canopy
Cotton Incorporated prAna
Cotton made in Africa Pratibha Syntex Ltd.
CottonConnect PVH Corp
Coyuchi, Inc. Quantis
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Recover
Darlene Welch REI
Darlington Fabrics Responsible Sourcing Network
Deer Creek Fabrics Sanko Tekstil 
Dibella India Sappi
DOWNLITE SASTAC - Mr Price Group
Draper Knitting Company Schoeller Textil USA
Ecocentric Brands SciVera LLC
Ecotextile News SCS Global Services
Eddie Bauer Soil Association Ltd.
Egedeniz Tekstil Solidaridad
Eileen Fisher, Inc. Sourcing Journal
EKSOY Group St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
Esquel Stanley & Stella
European Outdoor Group Stella McCartney
fabrikology Stoel Rives LLP
Fair Trade USA Studio Bert Forma Inc.
Fairtrade Foundation Sumerra
Fairtrade International Sustainability in Review
Far Eastern New Century Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Fast-Forward Trending Sustainable Cotton Project 
Federal Trade Commission Sustainable Cotton Project/ California College of the Arts
Fibershed Sustainable Furnishings Council
Fjällräven Target Corporation
Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS TAU Investment Management
Green Eileen Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative
GreenBiz Group Textile Exchange
G-Star RAW Textile Technology & Trend Reports
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB The New Zealand Merino Company Limited
HEC Paris The North Face
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Kyrgyzstan The Woolmark Company
Hemp Fortex Industries Ltd Timberland
HFI-North America Tommy Hilfiger Europe BV
Hohenstein Institute America, Inc. Tredway White 
Hussain Mills Limited Trucost
Hyosung TS Designs
I:CO Unifi, Inc.
ICEA University of Oregon
IFOAM USDA-ARS-SRRC
Imperial Stock Ranch/Imperial Yarn Volcom
Innate Water Footprint Network
Invista Weinstein PR
IWTO West Valley College
Jpke Sports LLC WestPoint Home LLC
  Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

The Annual Textile Exchange 'Textile Sustainability Conference,'

 
     
                Where Great Speakers,                and Active Participants come...
                                                 
                                       ... to Work Together,                                         to Create Solutions.
 



2013 CONFERENCE DIARY & RECAP:
For a look at what the TE Conference is all about, download the complimentary 2013 Post-Conference Diary for complete details and outcomes of the 2013 Istanbul Conference.

Click Here to download your complimentary copy of the TE Conference Diary today!

 
SPONSORS  (current as of October 20, 2014)
Thank you to our current 2014 Portland Sponsors for making this event possible

Cocktail Reception Sponsors
                                                                      
                   C&A Foundation                    |   e3 by Bayer CropScience  |                       Nike, Inc.                  
Lunch Sponsor
        
                    
   Pratibha Syntex        
Exhibit Room Sponsors
                                          
         Bossa Denim      |        Esquel Group       |         Lenzing Fibers         |    The North Face     |           prAna
Friend of Conference Sponsors
                                  
              Archroma               |                 Cotton SA                  |    egedeniz     |    Eileen Fisher, Inc.   |
                               
             Kowa           |           Novozymes             |              Olah, Inc.             |       TOCMC
Organic Cotton Round Table Sponsors
                                   
  Fairtrade International      |                  PE International
Conference Bag Sponsor

     Hemp Fortex Industries
Lanyard Sponsor
           Unifi
Media Sponsor
Tour Sponsor
Sponsor
  

 
 
CONTACT US:
Questions? Contact Conference@TextileExchange.org

Download the 2014 Conference Agenda below:

(updated November 3, 2014)

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Why Sponsor the 2014 Textile Sustainability Conference?
• Collaborate with prospects, partners, and clients in an active, focused learning environment.
• Raise your corporate profile with top textile industry executives.
• Demonstrate leadership by being a part of the latest discussions around critical sustainability issues.
• Access the best and brightest textile thought leaders and gain insight into future trends.
• Link your brand with the Textile Exchange brand, and let us introduce you to a larger market.

Position your Company as an Innovator and a Leader
Raise the profile of your company and key staff and connect with your customers and business partners in an inspirational, highly focused learning environment.  There’s no better way to develop senior contacts and enhance your industry credibility.  Participate in the development of a major event, and contribute to the discussion of your sector’s top issues and opportunities.  The TE Conference has a proven track record for bringing together top executives and thought leaders to debate the issues, and create sustainable, scalable solutions.
 

Drive Brand Awareness over our Six-Month Conference Marketing Campaign
Textile Exchange, together with our media partners, will be running a comprehensive, six-month plus multi-media strategy, including both online and offline communications, all designed to attract the experts and business leaders who have a stake in the issues and can contribute to the discussion. Raise your company profile by participating as a conference sponsor and benefiting from this visibility.

The support of our sponsors makes this annual conference possible. For information on sponsoring the 2014 Textile Sustainability Conference, contact Conference@TextileExchange.org
 


SPONSORS  (current as of October 20, 2014)
Thank you to our current 2014 Portland Sponsors for making this event possible

Cocktail Reception Sponsors
                                                                      
                   C&A Foundation                    |   e3 by Bayer CropScience  |                       Nike, Inc.                  
Lunch Sponsor
        
                    
   Pratibha Syntex        
Exhibit Room Sponsors
                                          
         Bossa Denim      |        Esquel Group       |         Lenzing Fibers         |    The North Face     |           prAna
Friend of Conference Sponsors
                                                          
                 Cotton SA                  |    egedeniz     |    Eileen Fisher, Inc.   |             Kowa           |           Novozymes             |              Olah, Inc.             |       TOCMC
Organic Cotton Round Table Sponsors
                                   
  Fairtrade International      |                  PE International
Conference Bag Sponsor

     Hemp Fortex Industries
Lanyard Sponsor
           Unifi
Media Sponsor
Tour Sponsor
Sponsor
  

Registration is Now Open!


Sun. November 9: Conference check-in and Organic Cotton Roundtable
Mon. November 10 - Wed. November 12: 2014 Textile Sustainability Conference
Wed. November 12: Optional afternoon Factory Tour

Conference Fees:

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

*All fees are per attendee.

Who is Registered to Attend? (Updated: October 22, 2014)

adidas Group KEEN Footwear
Agave Denim & Bluer Denim Kering
American Apparel, Inc Kowa Company
Aratex Organica Lanting AgriConsult
Archroma Latitudes Screen Printing
Armstrong Spinning Mills (P) Ltd., Lenzing Fibers
Arvind Limited Levis
Avery Dennison Loomstate
BASF Textile Chemicals Louis Bolk Institute and Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Bayer CropScience Mahima Organic
Bergman/Rivera Martex Fiber Southern Corp.
Better Cotton Initiative MEC
BIOCOTON  Mecilla Limited
Biomimicry 3.8 Nature USA
biov8tion Naturepedic Organic Mattresses
bluesign technologies Natureworks LLC
Brown and Wilmanns Environmental New Balance Athletic Shoe
Buhler Quality Yarns Nicole Bridger Design
Burton Snowboards Nike, Inc.
C&A Nimkartek Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.
C&A Foundation Norrøna
Canopy Novozymes
Canopy Oakdene Hollins Ltd
Carhartt OBEPAB
Cattermole Consulting Olah Inc.
ChainPoint Omega Uniform Systems
Change Agency OrganiMark (Pty) Ltd
Chetna Organic Farmers Association Orta Anadolu
Chia Her Indutrial Otis College of Art and Design
City of Portland  Otto Group
CMO: CRAiLAR Technologies Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)
CO2 Nexus Ovis 21
Columbia Sportswear Co. PACT Apparel
Concept III Textiles Panoco Trading Co., Ltd.
Control Union Patagonia Inc.
Control Union India PE International
Converse PI Foundation
Copenhagen Business School & JACK & JONES PolyOne/Wilflex
COPROEXNIC Portico Brands | Under the Canopy
Cotton Incorporated prAna
Cotton made in Africa Pratibha Syntex Ltd.
CottonConnect PVH Corp
Coyuchi, Inc. Quantis
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Recover
Darlene Welch REI
Darlington Fabrics Responsible Sourcing Network
Deer Creek Fabrics Sanko Tekstil 
Dibella India Sappi
DOWNLITE SASTAC - Mr Price Group
Draper Knitting Company Schoeller Textil USA
Ecocentric Brands SciVera LLC
Ecotextile News SCS Global Services
Eddie Bauer Soil Association Ltd.
Egedeniz Tekstil Solidaridad
Eileen Fisher, Inc. Sourcing Journal
EKSOY Group St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
Esquel Stanley & Stella
European Outdoor Group Stella McCartney
fabrikology Stoel Rives LLP
Fair Trade USA Studio Bert Forma Inc.
Fairtrade Foundation Sumerra
Fairtrade International Sustainability in Review
Far Eastern New Century Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Fast-Forward Trending Sustainable Cotton Project 
Federal Trade Commission Sustainable Cotton Project/ California College of the Arts
Fibershed Sustainable Furnishings Council
Fjällräven Target Corporation
Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS TAU Investment Management
Green Eileen Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative
GreenBiz Group Textile Exchange
G-Star RAW Textile Technology & Trend Reports
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB The New Zealand Merino Company Limited
HEC Paris The North Face
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Kyrgyzstan The Woolmark Company
Hemp Fortex Industries Ltd Timberland
HFI-North America Tommy Hilfiger Europe BV
Hohenstein Institute America, Inc. Tredway White 
Hussain Mills Limited Trucost
Hyosung TS Designs
I:CO Unifi, Inc.
ICEA University of Oregon
IFOAM USDA-ARS-SRRC
Imperial Stock Ranch/Imperial Yarn Volcom
Innate Water Footprint Network
Invista Weinstein PR
IWTO West Valley College
Jpke Sports LLC WestPoint Home LLC
  Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy:

Before September 30, 2014:
Textile Exchange will issue a full refund until September 30, 2014. Please note, a $200 processing/service fee will be charged for any cancellation received on or before September 30, 2014.

Between October 1 - 22, 2014:
For reservations cancelled anytime between October 1-22, 2014, a 50% refund will be issued.

After October 22, 2014:
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after October 22, 2014.

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


CONTACT US:

Questions? Contact us here.

Conference Location & Hotel Information:
Textile Exchange has negotiated special group rates for a limited number of rooms at the conference venue, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. 

SOLD OUT

Thanks to everyone who made reservations early and helped us meet our guarantee!

*Room Rate: $159 USD

The number of rooms are LIMITED and available on a first come, first served basis. The negotiated rate is ONLY available until October 15, 2014 or until sold out.

UPDATED (October 15, 2014): Due to the TE block at the Marriott being sold out, we are no longer able to offer or guarantee the conference rate or availability at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront because TE's room block was for a limited number of rooms. We recommend trying Hotels.com so you can find a hotel nearby or even availability at the Marriott at a different nightly rate.

Hotel Booking and Cancellation Policy:
Deadline for Reservations: October 15, 2014 or until sold out (The group rate mentioned above will NOT be available after this date).
Cancellation Deadline: Reservation must be cancelled by 6pm PST on the date of arrival to prevent further charges. Textile Exchange is not responsible for attendee hotel booking, cancellations, or charges incurred.

Exhibit spaces and Mannequin sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis! Click here to download the Exhibit Space document for more information.

If you have any questions or wish to reserve your exhibit space, contact us. As a reminder, Conference Sponsors receive exhibit spaces along with their sponsorship in addition to other benefits and greater brand visibility.

Exhibit Space Prices:

TE Member Discounted Rate: $1,500 USD

Regular Rate: $3,000 USD