PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIAL
ROUND TABLES

PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS (PFM) ROUND TABLES


One of the most powerful ways to bring about change is for stakeholders to come together pre-competitively to figure out ways to make progress. 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 (OCRT) is being used as a model to dive deeper into other fibers and materials.

Textile Exchange now facilitates pre-competitive Round Tables for a growing number of preferred fibers and materials. Click on the icons below to find out more about each.

2019 Round Table Summits


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    When

    October 15-18, 2019

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    Vancouver, BC

Organic Cotton Round Table
Recycled Polyester 
Round Table
BIOSYNTHETICS  
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PREFERRED
MMC
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Round Table Summits


Round Table Summits are held annually alongside Textile Exchange’s annual Textile Sustainability Conference, and are designed to be interactive and work-oriented, but open and inclusive of all with an interest in the topic.

Working Groups


Each Round Table may have a number of Working Groups comprising a dedicated group of people who agree to meet regularly (mostly virtually) to tackle a specific set of challenges under a co-created agenda. Members of a Working Group will contribute in-kind expertise and may provide funding to get work done.

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. For details of how to support the work of our PFM Round Tables in 2019, please see page 9 of our 2019 Conference Participation Guide: 

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Round Tables Day – High Level Agenda

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Afternoon


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    Organic cotton round table

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    BIOSYNTHETICS ROUND TABLE

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    BREAK

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    Conference Welcome Reception

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To access the full agenda for the day, please click here.

2018 PFM Round Table HIGHLIGHTS


Visit the individual fiber Round Table pages linked to above for highlights of each 2018 Round Table.

2017 PFM Round Table HIGHLIGHTS


Download PFM Round Tables In Action 2017 – Full Report

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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

Preferred Fiber & Material Round Tables

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2018 Market reports

The 2018 Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report and the Organic Cotton Market Report are now available.

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Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark

The Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark helps companies measure, manage and integrate a preferred fiber & materials 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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contact us

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