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The Truth About Textiles- CalRecycle

December 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-7

CalRecycle is hosting a full-day workshop titled “The Truth About Textiles” to raise awareness of the problems associated with textiles production, consumption, and disposal—and to share potential solutions.

We’re bringing together forward-thinking and innovative industry leaders to discuss how to reduce the incredible volume of textile waste and its associated environmental impacts. We are excited to announce our agenda and expert panelists representing various aspects of the textile manufacturing and recycling industries.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 3, at 10 a.m. in the CalEPA Building, 1001 I St., Sacramento.  We look forward to seeing you there! Please register here. We encourage you to attend in person so you can participate in our World Café. If you are unable to join in person, please attend by webcast. (The workshop link will go live shortly before the workshop starts.)

Textiles Overview: The Environmental and Social Impacts of Fast Fashion

Tracey Harper, Textiles Program Lead, CalRecycle

Panel 1: Sustainable Manufacturing and Design

Trini Gantner, Project Manager, Textile Exchange

Krystle Moody Wood, Founder, Materevolve

Panel 2: Textile Collection Methods

Marcus Gomez, Owner, California Clothing Recyclers

Alice Koehler, WasteZero, Senior Vice President of Marketing

Sevilla Granger, Project and Program Strategist, Textile Exchange

Lunch Break from 12-1

Panel 3: Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle

Steffen Kuehr, CEO & Founder, TekTailor, Inc.

Isaac Nichelson, CEO & Co-Founder, Circular Systems

Nima Pauline, Founder of Eco Culture Manufacturing, Textile Recapture Program & EcoSustineri-Technologies

What does textile policy look like?

Joanne Brasch, Special Project Manager, California Product Stewardship Council

World Café and Next Steps 


Cal EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium

1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812

Tuesday December 3, 2019

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Metered street parking is available around the CalEPA Building but is generally taken by mid-morning. The nearest parking garages are City Hall Garage (10th & I St entrance) and Capitol Garage (10th & L St entrance), and cost $3/hr.  Nearby Lot D (12th & I St) has a $10 flat weekday rate. For more information about downtown parking options, please visit this City of Sacramento webpage.=

Lunch options:

There is a small cafeteria-style café in the CalEPA building and an abundance of options nearby. Staff recommend La Cosecha (Mexican), La Bonne Soupe Café (soup/salad/sandwiches), Mother (vegetarian), Darna Mediterranean Kitchen (great buffet option), Bangkok@12Thai (Thai), and Takumi (Japanese).



December 3, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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