Textile Exchange’s Biosynthetics Round Table was established in 2016 during the Textile Sustainability Conference in Hamburg, Germany. The aim of the Biosynthetics Round Table is to develop a framework to assess biosynthetics and to define preferred biosynthetics in order to support the industry to make informed decisions.
Biosynthetics is part of Textile Exchange’s preferred fiber & material scope due to its potential to offer a replacement made from renewables rather than fossil fuel-based feedstocks. The Biosynthetics Round Table, driven by the priorities of its industry members, aims to be the forum for organizations to discuss opportunities and challenges we face as an industry, including the sustainability of feedstock production and innovations in future feeder materials.
Please email Materials@TextileExchange.org to get involved today.
The 2020 Biosynthetics Round Table Summit took place virtually on December 8. Thank you to Virent for being a Connector level sponsor of the 2020 Biosynthetics Round Table.
More than 80 stakeholders with different expertise and backgrounds including suppliers, brands and researchers participated in the multi-stakeholder Biosynthetics Round Table Summit at Textile Exchange’s Textile Sustainability Conference in Milan on October 22, 2018, which was kindly sponsored by Fulgar and Virent. The meeting was hosted by Norrøna’s Brad Boren, Chair of Textile Exchange’s Biosynthetics Working, with support from Sophia Opperskalski of Textile Exchange.
Textile Exchange’s Biosynthetics microsite (version 1.0) to be launched in Q4 2017.