Basics Workshop: Textile and Apparel Sustainability, Istanbul 2013

Istanbul, Turkey
Thursday, November 14, 2013
*This is a separate ticketed event following the 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference

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Workshop CollaborationThe TE global conference focuses on bringing innovation and leadership to the textile community. In addition to the conference this year, TE is offering our "Introduction to Sustainability" one-day workshop following the main conference. This is offered for colleagues in your business that need "the basics" in order to help lead sustainable change within your organization. Seating is limited, we hope you can join us for this day of interactive and hands-on learning.

Basics Workshop: Textile & Apparel Sustainability, 9:00a-5:00p,
Sustainable Apparel Workshop in NYC - March 1, 2012

As sustainability enters our job descriptions, responsibilities and ways of living, it is essential to stop and gather the fundamentals for the apparel and textile industry. This hands-on workshop provides just that opportunity with various group exercises. Spend the day with industry leaders and learn the basics of what is affecting our industry and how to move towards a sustainable future.

The main content of the Sustainability Basics Workshop will include:
·      Overview on the impacts of the apparel industry, socially & environmentally
·      Sustainable Materials – detailed descriptions on organic, recycled & cellulosic
·      Responsible Processing – dyeing & finishing
·      Ethical Manufacturing
·      Product Integrity, Transparency, Certification & Labeling

This workshop is especially designed for attendees involved in:
·      Buying, Sourcing & Production
·      Design
·      Fabric and Garment Development
·      Marketing and Communication
·      Educators for fashion and design

“The most valuable part of the 2012 Workshop was listening to the various speakers representing a cross section of the business.  I felt like TE did an excellent job getting a great mix of people to attend.”

Liz Mullins, Director of Corporate Textiles
Jones New York
“I was impressed by the knowledge of the presenters and how sustainability touches every aspect of the manufacturing cycle.”
Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor
Women’s Wear Daily

If you have any questions or interest to attend this event, please contact Daren Abney.
Group Exercise from the last TE Workshop - NYC on March 19, 2013:

Sustainable Apparel Workshop in NYC - March 1, 2012

Sustainability Basics, 9:00a-5:00p.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Click on the PDF agenda below.

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The Basics Workshop will be held after the 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference and is a separate ticketed event.

Registration Fee: $400 USD

TE Member/Conference Attendee Discounted Fee: $350 USD


Marmara Taksim Hotel (the same location as the 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference)

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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:*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.

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Sustainable Apparel Workshop in NYCREGISTRATION POLICY
To assure your space at the workshop payment must be received before your registration can be processed - click here for online registration.  Substitute attendees are welcome and encouraged at any time. Please email Daren Abney for details.

Before October 1, 2013:
Textile Exchange will issue a full refund until October 1, 2013.  Please note, a $50 processing/service fee will be charged for any cancellation.

Between October 1 -  October 31, 2013:
If you cancel your reservation October 1 -  October 31, 2013 a 50% refund will be issued.

After November 1, 2013:
No refunds are available for cancellations after November 1, 2013. Substitute attendees are encouraged and welcome at any time.

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