Textile Exchange Presents:
Preferred Fiber & Materials – Creating Material Growth
A Global Textile Sustainability Conference
New Release: 2016 Post-Conference Overview Report
The 2016 Conference Overview includes summaries from each session at the conference, including:
Breakout sessions, with focused tracks on Integrity and Standards, Supply Chain, and Fiber and Materials.
Organic Cotton Round Table
TExcursions (Industry tours)
Save the Date! Make plans to join us for the 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C. during the week of October 9.
October 3 – 6, 2016Register Now!Download the AgendaAlready registered? Click to connect with other attendees.
The event line-up includes:
- Textile Exchange Board of Director Meetings
- Attendee Conference Check-in
- Day 1 – Textile Sustainability Conference
- Welcome Cocktail Reception for registered Attendees
- Day 2 – Textile Sustainability Conference
- Organic Cotton Round Table, Hamburg – Sign up during registration
- Seed Summit – Building a Resilient Future For Organic Cotton – Sign up during registration
- TExcursions – Multiple tour options to visit manufacturing facilities and more.
Post-Conference Tours (TExcursions)
The Tours that followed the 2015 conference were hugely successful and are back by popular demand. Now being called TExcursions, these industry tours have become a staple at the TE Conference. The 2016 Tours will take the conference focus on Fiber and Materials into the field. The capacity of each is limited and will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tour hosts are:
Hohenstein Institute – Boennigheim, Germany (SOLD OUT)
Hohenstein will conduct a partial day seminar on its latest textile research and sustainability findings followed by a facility tour. Download an information sheet about this tour.
Lenzing Fibers – Lenzing, Austria (SOLD OUT)
The Lenzing tour will showcase man-made cellulose fiber production – from tree to fiber production, including a tour of the facility in Lenzing, Austria. Download an information sheet about this tour.
Otto Group – Haldensleben, Germany (SOLD OUT)
Otto Group will take attendees on a tour to visit their largest warehousing and fulfillment facility. Download an information sheet about this tour.
SOEX Textil-Recycling – Wolfen, Germany (SOLD OUT)
Participants on the tour will see and experience SOEX’s textile sorting and recycling facilities as well as the innovative SOEX Footwear Recycling Line. Download an information sheet about this tour.
Register for the Conference now and sign up for the tour of your choice on the “options” page. The tour fee reserves your seat, covers administrative fees, and covers the cost of a TE representative to participate in the tour. Download the information sheet on each tour for additional details.
The chart below outlines the various categories of fees which will be accessible in online registration during the respective dates outlined (Early Bird, Standard, and Late.)
All TE Members receive discounts and/or complimentary passes to attend the Textile Sustainability Conference. If you are not a TE Member yet, join now.
1. All charges will be processed in US dollars and must be paid in full by the dates shown to secure that price. Euro conversions shown here are valid at the time of posting; actual charges will be based on the conversion rate at the time of processing.
2. Proceedings include the Conference Summary report, Presentations, and recordings if available.
3. The number of student passes are limited and on an application basis only.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
We understand that occasionally plans change and things happen that are beyond your control. If you need to cancel for any reason, you must notify us in writing by the dates listed below to receive refunds as outlined. Please note: an administrative fee will be kept to cover the processing fees that TE is charged. You may, however, transfer your registration to another person at no cost. After September 1 all fees are non-refundable.
Before August 1, 2016:
- Textile Exchange will issue a full refund on conference and hotel fees less a $200 USD processing/service fee until August 1, 2016.
Between August 2 – September 1, 2016:
- Textile Exchange will issue a 50% refund on conference and hotel fees for any cancellations received between August 2 – September 1, 2016.
After September 1, 2016:
- No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 1, 2016.
Substitute attendees are welcome and encouraged at any time. These changes can be made by simply modifying your registration record or by contacting Terry Hyde.
For media inquiries and to apply for press credentials, please email Donna Worley and include “press inquiry” in the subject line. An application is not a guarantee that press credentials will be granted as space is limited. Qualified applicants include working members of print, broadcast and online media. Please send contact details, a letter of assignment, and examples of recent articles published. Journalists, photographers, and camera crews will not be considered without reference to the above. Press credentials are available only to working press who can show evidence that their attendance may result in coverage of the conference in print, broadcast, or online media.
Please allow up to 14 business days for a reply. Media must be pre-approved and will not be given credentials at the door of the event.
Companies in Attendance
Action for Social Advancement (ASA)
Fenix Outdoor International AG
Africa Fashion Guide
FITI Testing & Research
Armstrong Knitting Mills
Forum for the Future
Armstrong Spinning Mills
FOUR PAWS International
Geetanjali Woollens Pvt. Ltd.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Pratibha Syntex Ltd.
Globetrotter Ausrüstung GmbH
Punarbhavaa Sustainable Products (PSP)
G-Star RAW C.V.
Better Cotton Initiative
Guangdong Esquel Textiles Company Limited
Recyctex Co., Ltd.
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Boer Group Recycling Solutions
Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
On the Mark PR/Naturepedic
Far Eastern Group/Oriental Resources Development Ltd.
Organic Cotton Accelerator
ORGANIC COTTON COLOURS
YVES SAINT LAURENT
(Updated September 22, 2016)
Hertie School of Governance
Sahana Clothing Company
Brown and Wilmanns Environmental
Himalayan Wild Fibers
Hohenstein Institute America, Inc
Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute
Social Accountability International
Infinited Fiber Company
Catholic Relief Services
Integra Food Secure Ltd
Suminter India Organics
Jack & Jones, Selected – Bestseller A/S
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
John Lewis plc
Systain Consulting GmbH
Chetna Organic Farmers Association
KID Interiør AS
Control Union Certifications
Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative
Cotton made in Africa
Cotton SA T/A the Sustainable Cotton Cluster
Textil Santanderina, S.A.
Leadership & Sustainability
Beneficial Design Lab
Bergman Rivera SAC
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
The Boston Consulting Group GmbH
Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
The North Face
Design & Development Textile Consult
The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit
The Renewal Workshop
Mandala Apparels Pvt.
Mandala Apparels Pvt. Ltd.
DyStar Colours Distribution
MQ Retail AB
Tommy Hilfiger Europe
MR Price Group
Under the Canopy
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Union Nationale des Producteurs de Coton du Burkina
European Central Bank
European Outdoor Group
WestPoint Home LLC