PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIAL
ROUND TABLES

PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS (PFM) ROUND TABLES


The Preferred Fiber and Materials (PFM) Round Tables, held alongside Textile Exchange’s annual Textile Sustainability Conference, are designed to be highly interactive and action-oriented sessions giving attendees the chance to roll up their sleeves and bring into action the rich content shared during the conference itself.

As we spread our net to cover a wider range of Preferred Fibers and Materials, the format originally developed by the Organic Cotton Round Table is being used as a model to dive deeper into other fibers and materials. Click on the icons below to find out more.

Latest Roundtable

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    When

    09:00-17:30, 22nd October 2018

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    Milano Congressi, Milan, Italy

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    Agenda

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Organic Cotton Round Table
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BIOSYNTHETICS  
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MMC 

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Team work and collaboration are key in bringing initiatives like this to their full potential. We are currently looking for partners for the PFM Round Tables, and you can explore the available collaboration opportunities using the link below. Please contact Liesl@TextileExchange.org if you would like to discuss these opportunities.

Partnership Opportunities
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Team work and collaboration are key in bringing initiatives like this to their full potential and we are always looking for partners for the PFM Round Tables. New since 2018 we also have the OCRT Scholarship Fund, which collects funds to enable farmers and other regional representatives to join us at the meetings. 

Contact us for more details on PFM Partnerships
Contact us for more details on the OCRT Scholarship Fund
 

Thank you to our 2018 Round Table sponsors

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Round Tables Day – High Level Agenda

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    BIOSYNTHETICS ROUND TABLE

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    Conference Welcome Reception

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ROUND TABLE AND WORKING GROUP DEFINITIONS


Working Groups comprise of a dedicated group of people who agree to meet regularly (mostly virtually) to work on a co-created agenda. Members of a Working Group will contribute in-kind expertise and may provide funding to get work done.

Round Tables are held on a yearly basis at the Textile Exchange global conference. Usually the members of a Working Group develop the agenda for their specific Round Table and invite others to join the discussion on the day. While Round Table meetings are designed to be interactive and work-oriented, they are open and inclusive of all with an interest in the topic. The first and longest standing being the Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT) which launched in 2013. The OCRT now has both global and regional meeting, supported by regional partners.

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About organic cotton

Organic cotton is cotton that is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards.

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PFM ROUND TABLES

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2017 Market reports

The 2017 Preferred Fiber & Materials Report and the Organic Cotton Market Report are joined by the "Insider" Series.

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PFM Benchmark

The Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Benchmark helps companies measure, manage and integrate a PFM strategy.

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SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT

A framework for assessing the environmental, social & economic impacts of organic cotton agriculture.

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Glossary

A selection of some of the key terms and abbreviations used in the industry.

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  For more information don’t hesitate to contact the team at: Materials@textileexchange.org