2013 Textile Sustainability Conference

Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Textile Sustainability Conference
November 11, 12, and 13, 2013
(Optional post-conference activities will be offered on November 14)
Sustainability: The Future is Now
Unifying Our Industry through Integration and Collaboration
Join us in Istanbul, the world’s most amazing transcontinental city, for our global annual conference. 2013 promises to be the most interactive and solution-focused conference to date.
The 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference will bring together the most respected industry stakeholders with the intent to share, listen, learn and develop scalable solutions over three exciting days. These industry leaders are working alongside TE staff to develop interactive sessions and topics that involve and meet the needs of the entire value chain from raw fiber and chemical inputs to dynamic business models that change the role of the consumer.

Themes include:

  • Strategy
  • Design and Materials
  • Sourcing and Supply Chain
  • Chemistry and Processing
  • Measurement and Indexes
We will explore each theme in depth as well as discuss their interconnectivity to uncover opportunities and solutions.
In addition to the main conference sessions, TE will host the pre-conference 2nd Annual Organic Cotton Roundtable on November 11 and a variety of post-conference opportunities on November 14 (exact activities to be announced soon).

Many of our previous conference sessions have served as effective incubators that have led to new industry working groups, the creation of new standards and the design of several important tools. Again, we’ll combine a range of facilitation techniques to encourage maximum participation and learning in each session. We will also be making graphic recordings of sessions, which will be coupled with unique summaries of key points and takeaways, including a selection of audio recordings, video recordings, live updates during the conference, social media callouts, and / or written summaries.