PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIAL
ROUND TABLES

PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS (PFM) ROUND TABLES

JOIN US IN WASHINGTON D.C. FOR THE 2017 PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS (PFM) ROUND TABLES

Covering Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Biosynthetics and Man-Made Cellulosics

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (following TE’s 2017 Sustainability Conference)
WHERE: The William F. Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland (15 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.)
REGISTRATION: Click here to register
CONTACT: Lisa@TextileExchange.org

 
JOIN US IN WASHINGTON D.C. FOR THE 2017 PFM ROUND TABLES

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (following TE’s 2017 Sustainability Conference)
WHERE: The William F. Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland (15 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.)
REGISTRATION: Click here to register
CONTACT: Lisa@TextileExchange.org

This highly interactive, action-oriented day gives attendees the chance to roll up their sleeves and bring into action the rich content shared during the preceding two days of the Textile Sustainability Conference. As we spread our net wider to cover a range of Preferred Fibers and Materials, this year, the Round Table format has evolved to offer both focused sessions on specific fibers and materials, and the opportunity for the organic cotton community to come together to build regional strategies.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA


Weds Oct 11
6.15pm

LAUNCH OF THE PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS HANDS-ON LAB

Join us to toast the opening of the Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Hands-On Lab! Get a sneak preview of the Lab and join us for a “fireside chat” with innovation gurus EILEEN FISHER, H&M Foundation, Vegea and evrnu.

Thurs Oct 12
7.30am

REGISTRATION OPEN

COFFEE @ THE LAB

The PFM Hands-On Lab opens for visitors! Rise early, grab a coffee and explore the Lab’s interactive, hands-on displays.

8.45am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY

Liesl Truscott, European and Materials Strategy Director, Textile Exchange

Simon Cooper, Partner, Change Agency (Master of Ceremonies)

9:00am

THE 2030 SDG STORY

SDG OVERVIEW: Felipe Arango, Partner, BSD Consulting

PANEL DISCUSSION: The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been welcomed as providing the new organizing framework that we can all work within. We asked our distinguished panel to take themselves forward to 2030, when the Global Goals will be concluded. What will their story be in 13 years’ time? What will they have done to achieve the targets, and what challenges will they have met? Join us for this thought experiment with those at the heart of our industry’s response to the SDGs.

Panelists Include:
Manish Chawla, Global Supply Chain Manager, H&M
Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, Founder, go4more.global
William Jasper, President, Two Eleven Associates (previously CEO at Unifi)
Amit Shah, CEO, Spectrum International Pvt. Ltd.

10.00am

RECYCLED POLYESTER ROUND TABLE

TE Lead: Karla Magruder

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Andrew Almack, Plastics for Change
Menachem Katz, Cyberknit
Traci Kinden, REvolve Waste

Topics Covered:
SDGs and Target Setting | Circularity/End-of-Life | New Technologies | FAQs | Definitions

BIOSYNTHETICS ROUND TABLE

TE Lead: Sophie Mather

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Kenji Higashi, Spiber
Ranjan Samant, Dupont/ Sorona®

Topics Covered:
Microsite Launch | Supplier Q&A | New Technologies |
Note: This meeting will be held inside the Hands-On Lab

 

MM CELLULOSICS ROUND TABLE (PART 2)

TE Lead: Simone Seisl

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, go4more.global
Angelika Guldt, Lenzing
Debra Guo, Stella McCartney
Sophika Kostyniuk, Canopy
Louise Norlin, re:newcell
Helene Smits, Circle Economy

Topics Covered:
MMC Hotspots | Landscape | Circularity/End-of-Life | Transparency and Standards

ORGANIC COTTON ROUND TABLE (OCRT)
Global Stakeholder Meeting

TE Lead: Liesl Truscott

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Rhett Godfrey, Chetna Coalition
Michael Arny, Leonardo Academy
Tobias Bandel, Soil & More
Scott Kaufman/ Heidi McKloskey, PeerAspect
La Rhea Pepper, Textile Exchange
Joy Saunders, Integrity Consultant
Dan Zook, Initiative for Smallholder Finance

Topics Covered:
Sustainable Agriculture | Organic 3.0 | Data Management |
Fair Finance | Transformational Integrity |
Blended Cotton program

12:00pm

REVIEW & REPORTING BACK FROM PFM ROUND TABLES

1:00pm

LUNCH

DEMONSTRATIONS @ THE LAB

Join us in the PFM Hands-On Lab during the lunch break for demonstrations and Q&A sessions. Featuring special demo of Remade in the USA by EILEEN FISHER.

2:15pm

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: INDIA

Lead: Amish Gosai
In Collaboration With: Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) and the Organic and Fair Cotton Secretariat (OFCS)

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: CHINA

TE Lead: Evonne Tan
In Collaboration With: rare and CottonConnect

 

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: LATIN AMERICA

TE Lead: Silvio Moraes
In Collaboration With: SOCiLA

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: AFRICA

TE Leads: Silvere Tovignan & Prama Bhardwaj
In Collaboration With: TE’s Africa Sourcing Hubs Working Group

 

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: TURKEY & CENTRAL ASIA REGION

TE Lead: Simone Seisl
In Collaboration With: Egedeniz and Aytug&Aytug- International Business Consultants

Read about the 2017 Regional OCRT Meeting in Izmir here.

CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT MEETING

TE Lead: La Rhea Pepper
In Collaboration With: S3-Sustainable Source Studios

4:15pm

COFFEE BREAK

4:30pm

REVIEW & REPORTING BACK FROM OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETINGS

5:45pm

2017 INNOVATION AWARD & DRINKS RECEPTION

7:30pm

DINNER
Provided for Round Table participants

 ▇ PFM Round Tables  Organic Cotton Round Table  ▇ All 

FLOW OF THE DAY


7.30am

REGISTRATION OPEN  |  COFFEE @ THE PFM HANDS-ON LAB

8.45am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY

9.00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE 2030 SDG STORY

SDG OVERVIEW: Felipe Arango, Partner, BSD Consulting

Panelists Include:
William Jasper, President, Two Eleven Associates (previously CEO at Unifi)
Amit Shah, CEO, Spectrum International Pvt. Ltd.
Manish Chawla, Global Supply Chain Manager, H&M

9.30am

RECYCLED POLYESTER ROUND TABLE

TE Lead: Karla Magruder

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Andrew Almack, Plastics for Change
Traci Kinden, REvolve Waste
Menachem Katz, Cyberknit

Topics Covered:
SDGs and Target Setting | Circularity/End-of-Life | New Technologies | FAQs | Definitions

BIOSYNTHETICS ROUND TABLE

TE Lead: Sophie Mather

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Kenji Higashi, Spiber
Ranjan Samant, Dupont/ Sorona®

Topics Covered:
Microsite Launch | Supplier Q&A | New Technologies |
Note: This meeting will be set inside the Hands-On Lab

MM CELLULOSICS ROUND TABLE (PART 2)

TE Lead: Simone Seisl

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, go4more.global
Angelika Guldt, Lenzing
Debra Guo, Stella McCartney
Louise Norlin, re:newcell
Helene Smits, Circle Economy

Topics Covered:
MMC Hotspots | Landscape | Circularity/End-of-Life | Transparency and Standards

ORGANIC COTTON ROUND TABLE (OCRT)
Global Strategy Meeting

TE Lead: Liesl Truscott

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Mike Arny, Leonardo Academy
Tobias Bandel, Soil & More
Rhett Godfrey, Chetna Coalition
Scott Kaufman/ Heidi McKloskey, PeerAspect
La Rhea Pepper, Textile Exchange
Joy Saunders, Integrity Consultant
Dan Zook, Initiative for Smallholder Finance

Topics Covered:
Sustainable Agriculture | Responsible Finance | Organic 3.0 | Transformational Integrity | Blended Cotton program | Data Management

12:00pm

REPORT BACK & NEXT STEPS FROM THE PFM ROUND TABLES

1:00pm

LUNCH  |  DEMONSTRATIONS @ THE PFM HANDS-ON LAB

2:15pm

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: INDIA

TE Lead: Amish Gosai
In Collaboration With: Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) and the Organic and Fair Cotton Secretariat (OFCS)

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: CHINA

TE Lead: Evonne Tan
In Collaboration With: rare

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: LATIN AMERICA

TE Lead: Silvio Moraes
In Collaboration With: SOCiLA

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: AFRICA

TE Lead: Silvere Tovignan & Prama Bhardwaj
In Collaboration With: TE’s Africa Sourcing Hubs Working Group

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: TURKEY & REGION

TE Lead: Simone Seisl

OCRT CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT MEETING

TE Lead: La Rhea Pepper

4:15pm

COFFEE BREAK

4:30pm

REVIEW & REPORTING BACK

6:00pm

2017 INNOVATION AWARD & DRINKS RECEPTION
Including Special Guest Speaker

7:30pm

DINNER

[Note: ▇ PFM Round Table Organic Cotton Round Table ]

NEW THIS YEAR! PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS HANDS ON LAB

On the day of the Preferred Fiber and Materials Round Tables (October 12, 2017) we will, for the first time, be hosting an accompanying Preferred Fiber & Materials Hands-On Lab for participants to see and feel samples of a diverse range of new and innovative fibers and materials. Find out more in the link below!

PFM Hands-On Lab
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Team work and collaboration are key in bringing initiatives like this to their full potential. We are currently looking for partners for the PFM Round Tables, and you can explore the available collaboration opportunities using the link below. Please contact Liesl@TextileExchange.org if you would like to discuss these opportunities.

Partnership Opportunities
NEW THIS YEAR! PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS HANDS ON LAB

On the day of the Preferred Fiber and Materials Round Tables (October 12, 2017) we will, for the first time, be hosting an accompanying Preferred Fiber & Materials Hands-On Lab for participants to see and feel samples of a diverse range of new and innovative fibers and materials. Find out more in the link below!

PFM Hands-On Lab

FLOW OF THE DAY


MORNING

Following the morning welcome and panel conversation, there will be four Preferred Fiber & Material Round Tables running simultaneously, covering: Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, Biosynthetics, and Man-made Cellulosics. Each of these focused, single-fiber discussions will be tailored to the “needs” of the fiber, the key challenges facing suppliers and buyers, sustainability hotspots, barriers to growth, and solutions to invest and scale. While there is plenty of support and guidance offered during each meeting, the sessions are designed to be very interactive and group-led.

Ideally, each group will arrive at a set of priorities and next steps to report out to the wider audience in the feedback session. Group input will help steer the Round Tables in the right direction, enablling Textile Exchange to better support its members and the wider textile community, and to accelerate the uptake of preferred fibers and materials within the industry.

AFTERNOON

In the afternoon, it’s all about organic cotton, but this year with a more regional focus. In the past, the three stakeholder-selected priority areas of Seed & Soils, Business Models, and Consumer Engagement have been discussed on a global level but, this year, we believe the community is ready to dive deeper into customizing strategy at the regional level. Ultimately, the same issues and opportunities exist for all, but each country is at a different stage of development and therefore requires a different strategy, alongside designated resources and networks of supporters. Over the years, some regions have had more attention than others during the OCRT, so this set-up allows each region to shine!

It’s well understood that greater diversity across sourcing platforms, and a healthy, robust organic cotton community – locally and globally – will benefit the entire industry over the longer term. Now’s the time to see how we can make that happen!

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Team work and collaboration are key in bringing initiatives like this to their full potential. We are currently looking for partners for the PFM Round Tables, and you can explore the available collaboration opportunities using the link below. Please contact Liesl@TextileExchange.org if you would like to discuss these opportunities.

Partnership Opportunities

PFM ROUND TABLE COLLABORATORS

A BIG thank you to all those that are collaborating with us on this year’s Round Table meetings.
Interested in collaborating? Click here to see the opportunities available and their associated benefits. 

Key Partner of the
Organic Cotton Round Table
Partner of the
OCRT Innovation Award 2017
Partner of the
Biosynthetics
Round Table
Partner of the
OCRT Innovation Award 2017

Supporter of the
Organic Cotton Round Table

Supporter of the
OCRT Innovation
Award 2017

Friend of the Organic Cotton Round Table
T-Shirt Sponsor
Printing Sponsor

 
Preferred fiber & material Hands-On Lab Sponsors

See the Hands-On Lab Homepage for more details

 
 
 

ROUND TABLE & INNOVATION LAB COLLABORATORS

A BIG thank you to all those that are collaborating with us on this year’s Round Table meetings and Innovation Lab.

Interested in collaborating? Click here to see the opportunities available and their associated benefits. 


 
 
 
 
 

CONTACT US
Liesl Truscott, European & Materials Strategy Director Liesl@TextileExchange.org  Lisa Emberson, Materials Platform Coordinator Lisa@TextileExchange.org

 Jana Busch, Materials Platform Assistant Jana@TextileExchange.org