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Textile Exchange Membership and Standards | Tokyo, Japan

June 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm UTC+9

Textile Exchange and ACE (Action against Child Exploitation) will be hosting a seminar for brands and suppliers in Tokyo on June 8, 2018 at Waterras Common room 3F, beginning at 9:30am and ending at 12:30pm. A networking session with light snacks will follow. This event is free for members and only 2,000 yen (paid on-site) for non-members. Registration by Tuesday June 5th is required and can be completed here in Japanese: http://acejapan.org/info/event/20180608 or in English by emailing cotton@acejapan.org and copying Lee@TextileExchange.org. If registered by email, please include your name, company name, and email address. Seating is limited and registration will close when it is full.

The social interest in sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ethical products has increased, and the textile and apparel industry has also been drawing attention as an industry that plays a major role in achieving a sustainable society that considers human rights and the environment. Lee Tyler, Senior Manager of Standards Assurance  will speak about Textile Exchange’s sustainability work with a focus on its standards (e.g. Organic Content Standard, Global Recycled Standard, Responsible Down Standard, Responsible Wool Standard). This will be followed by Yuko Tayanagi of ACE who will be speaking about the current situation of environmental and human rights tasks in cotton production areas and the efforts by Peace India Cotton project.

This event is 2000 YEN (~$18.30 USD) for Non-members and FREE for members



The agenda:

9:30 Opening
9:35 Explanation of Textile Exchange
9:50 Textile Exchange and its Standards
10:50 Q&A
11:00 Peace India Project & Cotton

Yuko Tayanagi of ACE (Action against Child Exploitation)

11:20 Panel Discussion “Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference”
12:05 Q&A
12:25 Housekeeping
12:30 Closing
12:40 ~Networking & Lunch~
13:40 Networking closing


14:00 Certification Bodies Meeting – Opening and Introductions
14:30 Content Claim Standard, Post-Production Exemptions
16:00 Break
16:15 Accreditation updates and Central Database System
17:00 Material-Specific issues – OCS, GRS, RDS, RWS
18:00 CB meeting closing


June 8, 2018
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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