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Fashionsustain at Neonyt | Berlin Fashion Week | Berlin, Germany

July 3 @ 8:00 am - July 4 @ 5:00 pm UTC-7

Textile Exchange is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Neonyt  by Messe Frankfurt. Neonyt is the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation in Berlin, Germany. From 2-4 July 2019, leading brands and exciting newcomers will be coming together at Kraftwerk Berlin. An extensive line-up of events and talks will provide valuable information and networking opportunities – by and with international trailblazers of the fashion industry.

Fashionsustain | This event is Free! Register for Neonyt trade show and join our sessions here.

July 3: The State of the Denim Industry – From Dirty Washes to Clean Waters

Kraftwerk Berlin, Germany (upper floor stage)

Denim will never go out of style – many say. And Denim has become so much more than a blue pile of pants in everybody’s cupboards. But can a prosperous Denim market evolve and act responsibly at the same time? Can Denim production have a light environmental footprint and be socially responsible after all?

Simone Seisl from Textile Exchange will discuss with experts from European brands and suppliers. We will learn about Circularity in Denim, new materials and fiber blends, innovative processes and what sustainability best-practice means in Denim production in Europe.

10:30 – 12:00: Key-note by Tricia Carey (Lenzing) and Panel discussion. Join us at Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin

Panellists will include Besim Ozek (Bossa Denim), Eliina Brinkberg (Nudie Jeans), Patrick Wendt (Jeanologia) and Simon Giuliani (Candiani Denim).


July 4: European Roundtable on Manmade Cellulosic Fibers (MMCF)

Kraftwerk Berlin, Germany (room: Schaltraum)

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. 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 led 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)?

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), Kristina Seidler-Lynders (Esprit), Lena Bischoff (Ikea) and Theresa Hamilton (Earthworm).

Email Communications@TextileExchange.org for any questions.


About Fashionsustain:

Technology, sustainability and innovation are key drivers of the fashion and textile industries, which will revolutionize the industry, its processes and production processes. The international conference format Fashionsustain is dedicated to precisely these topics. It shows how the interaction of collaborations, new technologies and sustainability creates applied innovations. Begin. Collaborating. Now.


July 3 @ 8:00 am
July 4 @ 5:00 pm
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