Planet Textiles 2017 on sustainability to take place this May in India

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-03-08 15:00:00 – Bangalore

This year’s Planet Textiles Summit on sustainability will focus on the issue of water availability, water conservation in wet processing, and wastewater discharge in the textile supply chain.

The event is being co-organized by MCL News & Media and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition will also feature a special breakout session hosted by the ZDHC Group. At the event, the ZDHC will reveal results of pilot testing from studies at textile mills that have adopted its pioneering wastewater discharge guidelines. The ZDHC hopes that brands and retailers will roll out these guidelines across their textile supply chains worldwide.

This year’s event partner will be leading man-made cellulosic fibre supplier Lenzing, which will unveil its latest sustainability report to delegates in Bangalore. It will also flag up new ground-breaking developments such as the launch its ‘Refiber’ lyocell which is 20 percent derived from recycled cotton waste.

Shreyaskar Chaudhary, the CEO and owner of cotton textile conglomerate Pratibha Syntex will give an overview of how his company has undertaken a holistic approach to reduce water consumption at factory and the farm by tackling challenges existing in current textile products and manufacturing processes.

Speakers at Planet Textiles 2017 will include Manoj Gulati, Executive Director, India, of the international NGO water.org, which was co-founded by actor Matt Damon and which has so far positively transformed more than five million lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation.

Leading retailers and brands and Indian government officials are also being lined up to speak at Planet Textiles 2017, where sessions will be held on water use, costs, efficiency and environmental solutions in textile dyeing and wastewater discharge; water use, disposal, and remediation in the denim industry; and the issues of MRSL and RSL in chemical management.

The event is also being sponsored by the independent textile standard Oeko-Tex and Covestro, which a leading supplier of high-tech polymers and raw materials for the textiles and footwear sector.

Other event partners include Messe Frankfurt and The Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India (DMAI), which will help to promote the event to the vast Indian textile sector.

Planet Textiles takes place the day following the two-day annual Sustainable Apparel Coalition members meeting and includes an exhibition space for solutions providers.

At the 2016 event in Copenhagen, Planet Textiles was attended by over 440 leading international brands, retailers, NGO's and textile and apparel suppliers.

Register before 31st March and get a 15 percent discount using the following code: PT15PC in our web-shop.

Planet Textiles summit will be held on 24th May at the JW Marriot Hotel in Bangalore, India.

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