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European Roundtable on Manmade Cellulosic Fibers (MMCF)

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7

European Roundtable on Manmade Cellulosic Fibers (MMCF)

July 4th, 1 pm – 4:30 pm, at Kraftwerk Berlin, Germany

Can a growing Manmade Cellulosic Fiber (MMCF) market contribute to a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives? Making, sourcing and offering MMCF, like viscose, lyocell or modal, with sustainability in mind is experiencing real momentum and has become a priority for many brands and retailers due to a number of issues and risks associated with MMCF production. Knowing your supply chain down to feedstock level, building strategies and policies to eliminate risks throughout the value chain, engaging with all stakeholders, implementing standards and systems to monitor and measure offer opportunities but demand more know-how, time, resources and commitment.

Textile Exchange has been engaging with hundreds of MMCF stakeholders in the last years, aiming to create leaders in the sustainable fiber and materials sector by providing learning opportunities, tools, insights, standards, data, measurement and benchmarking – and by building a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone. New this year will be a roll-out of two dedicated events, the European roundtable on MMCF in July, part of Berlin Fashion Week, and the global MMCF roundtable summit in Vancouver in October, part of the annual sustainability conference of Textile Exchange.

On July 4th, we will bring together all stakeholder groups for the European Roundtable on Manmade Cellulosic Fibers to hear the latest news, learn from best-practice examples from forest management and processing of feedstock all the way to circular business models. Take action in our workshops on preferred MMCF supply and demand. Meet leaders and experts of the whole value chain of MMCFs. The roundtable is lead by Textile Exchange Ambassador Simone Seisl.

Presentations, interactive sessions and a Q&A will cover:

  • What are the challenges associated with MMCF production, from feedstock to fiber?
  • How can the fashion industry contribute to a regenerate forestry industry?
  • What means best-practice in pulp and fiber production and what impact improvements can we expect?
  • How are brands with global value chains implementing roadmaps and policies?
  • What are the market trends and innovations for a preferred MMCF (pMMCF)?

View Agenda Here

Speakers will include Angelika Guldt (Lenzing), Anna Warrington and Sally Uren (Forum for the Future), Bernhard Riegler (Sappi), Carla Chidichimo and Reiner Hengstmann (ZDHC/go4more), Gundolf Klaehn (GIZ/Partnership for Sustainable Textiles), Lena Bischoff (Ikea) and Theresa Hamilton (Earthworm).

For free: Register for Neonyt trade show and roundtable here

Join us on July 4th, 1 pm – 4:30 pm at Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin (room Schaltraum)

13:00 – 13:10                 Simone Seisl – Textile Exchange

13:10 – 13:40                 Theresa Hamilton – Earthworm

                                    Bernhard Riegler – Sappi Dissolving Wood Pulp

13:40 – 14:10                 Angelika Guldt – Lenzing

                                    Carla Chidichimo and Reiner Hengstmann – ZDHC/go4more

14:10 – 14:50                 Sally Uren – Forum for the Future

                                                Workshop on Risks and Opportunities


BREAK: 14:50 – 15:20

15:20 – 15:50                 Gundolf Klaehn – Partnership for Sustainable Textiles/GIZ

                                    Lena Bischoff – Ikea

15:50 – 16:20                 Anna Warrington – Forum for the Future

                                                Workshop on Risks and Opportunities

16:20 – 16:30                 Simone Seisl – Textile Exchange


July 4
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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