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Sustainability Days well received at Texworld
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Oct '14
Sustainability Days were a highlight at Texworld with seven lectures dedicated to sustainable development topics held in the two days it took place. 54 manufacturers, knitters and denim makers from 13 countries partook in the Sustainable Sourcing itinerary.

Ding Hongliang, the President of Hemp Fortex Industries, a Chinese company solely focussed on sustainable development since it was established in 1999, under the motto ‘Fabric of the Future’, explained his choices and the market trends.

He said, “When we started our company, we decided straight away to offer only eco-friendly fabrics, whether organic, recycled or natural materials treated with non-toxic products and with a trendy design developed by our textile design team in Seattle, USA.”

He added, “Eco-friendly fabrics need not be expensive. Our choice has paid off, as we can count the biggest outdoor and fashion brands and designers among our customers. The market is developing very quickly, because brands know which direction to follow.”

Pakistani denim maker, Rajby Industries has also opted for a competitive price strategy. “We decided to sell our eco-friendly collection at the same prices as our conventional products. This represents a very long-term investment and is the only way to attract buyers to these products.

“In addition, we intend to make all our denim from raw material certified by the Better Cotton Initiative by 2020”, Daniyal Saleem, Director at Rajby revealed.

Leading international movers and shakers such as Jason Kibbey of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Claudia Kersten of Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and Hendrine Stelwagen of Wellmade attended round tables, which covered sourcing, certification, social responsibility and sustainable development issues.

“Africa in vogue: Opportunities and issues in textiles and sourcing in East Africa”, hosted at Sustainability Days, was one of the best attended conferences, as was the GOTS presentation –‘Can sustainable development be certified?’

A standing room workshop with Wellmade on “Trends in sustainable development” was also well received. The same applied to the presentation from WRAP, which gave its own perspective on the same subject, providing an update on standards, their development and new practices.

Another talk on ‘The challenges of sustainable development for the textile and clothing industries - the current situation, constraints and pre-conceptions’ by Hélène Sarfati-Leduc, an independent sustainable development consultant was also well attended.

Another talk on ‘Responsibility in the textile industry’ from Jason Kibbey, explained the choices available and aspects of sustainable development policy in the industry. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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