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Handful tickets left for Planet Textiles 2016 event

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-05-05 13:00:00 – COPENHAGEN

Planet Textiles 2016 event on sustainability, which is co-organised by MCL News & Media, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Messe Frankfurt and is generously sponsored by Leadership partner, Oeko-Tex to take place at the Copenhagen Concert Hall on 11th May. Only a handful of tickets are left for next week’s event with the event expected to sell out the 400 person capacity within the next few days.

Adam Werbach, co-founder of Yerdle, the new US web-based service for exchanging used consumer goods, which currently has over 900,000 members will also present at the event. Yerdle’s mission is to “reduce the number of new things we all have to buy by 25 per cent.”

Werbach is set to deliver the presentation, The Re-Use Revolution: Lessons for the apparel industry from the sharing economy.” Werbach helped Walmart implement its sustainability strategy and went on to help dozens of companies form their own sustainability efforts.

Other recent additions to the final line up include Swiss textile manufacturer Remei AG, which runs the bioRe organic cotton projects in Tanzania and India and the CanopyStyle Initiative featuring H&M and Birla.

Speakers such as Rick Ridgeway, environmentalist and vice-President, environmental affairs, Patagonia; Cyrus Wadia, VP Sustainability & Innovation at Nike; Derek Vollmer, research scientist at US not-for-profit Conservation International; Javier Goyeneche, president and founder of Spanish apparel brand Ecoalf; Brad Vorhees, VF Corporation; Nicole Ryecroft, Executive Director of Canopy; and Cecilia Brannsten, sustainability project manager H&M will be featured at the event.

Also Planet Textiles visitor pack is now developed which is also available to download for registered attendees.

Planet Textiles features innovators in the global textile and retail businesses who are reshaping the industry. Delegates will have ongoing opportunities to forge new relationships at Planet Textiles.

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