Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Texpertise committed to implementation of SDGs in fashion

Texpertise committed to implementation of SDGs in fashion

18
Dec '19
Pic: Conscious Fashion Campaign
Pic: Conscious Fashion Campaign
Over 100 guests from press, business, politics and associations met at headquarters of United Nations to learn how Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt, Conscious Fashion Campaign and United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) plan to collaborate in furthering implementation of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in fashion and textile industry.

The executive director of UNOP, Robert Skinner, opened the event and highlighted the importance of global engagement in the private sector and other stakeholders for achieving the sustainable development goals. Skinner stated that the international fashion and textile industry have the potential to advance the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. Together with Messe Frankfurt and the Conscious Fashion Campaign, UNOP will welcome the opportunity to reach a broad and professional audience, raise awareness of the goals and galvanise support.

“Along with digitalisation, sustainability is a topic currently exerting a significant influence on the global textile industry. Messe Frankfurt has been accompanying this development with its worldwide textile events under the umbrella of the Texpertise Network for more than ten years. Therefore, it is a logical conclusion that the sustainable development goals should be integrated in our worldwide textile events to generate acute awareness of the importance of sustainability in the textile industry,” said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board at Messe Frankfurt.

Through its global event partners, the Conscious Fashion Campaign will integrate education, advocacy and ultimately, engagement while also seeking to implement sustainable and circular event operations and logistics.  

With its Texpertise Network, Messe Frankfurt supports the Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of the cooperation with the Conscious Fashion Campaign and UNOP. The goals will be presented at more than 50 textile events organised by Messe Frankfurt at venues around the world. Current planning includes interactive information stands, presentations, discussion forums, fair tours and the integration of special activities in the trade fair program.

Heimtextil, the world's largest and most important trade fair for home and contract textiles that is expecting to attract around 3,000 exhibitors and 65,000 trade visitors from January 7-10, 2020, will be the next stop on the tour to present the Sustainable Development Goals.

The next event directly after Heimtextil will be Neonyt (January 14-16, 2020), which will once again take place during the Berlin Fashion Week. Within the framework of its international conference format Fashionsustain, Neonyt will feature, amongst others, the panel ‘SDGs X Fashion – The UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’.

With a unique portfolio currently embracing 58 international textile trade fairs, Messe Frankfurt is the global market leader in trade fairs for the textile industry. In 2018, some 22,000 exhibitors and 520,000 visitors took part in the events around the world. The trade fair portfolio spans the entire textile industry value chain. As a central communication platform, the Texpertise Network provides information on the world-renowned trade fair brand and the first-class services offered by Messe Frankfurt.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (PC)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2021

Pak FCCI signs MoU to tap North American markets

The Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) recently signed...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2021

PRC increases Australian wool import quota

Australia's department of foreign affairs and trade has confirmed...

Pic: Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Retail | On 16th Jan 2021

Edinburgh Woollen Mill saved in deal, 1500 jobs protected

A deal recently saved collapsed UK retail company Edinburgh Woollen...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile Industry

Top executives
Textile Industry

We will move away from mass production to production in micro-factories

Frank Gossmann, Rotorcraft AG

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Indian apparel industry looks poised for slow death

Will Qian,

Will Qian

Honghua Digital Technology Stock Co., Ltd. specialises in the R&D,...

Maya Simova,

Maya Simova

Inter Expo and Congress Center (IEC) is a prominent exhibition centre in...

Kuldeep Pareek,

Kuldeep Pareek

Italian company Schoch Reeds has been producing high-quality weaving reeds ...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus SpA

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus SpA

Established in 2005, Direct Plus SpA, is one of the largest producers and...

Andreas Lukas, Andritz Nonwoven

Andreas Lukas
Andritz Nonwoven

With forces in engineering and process development, Andritz Nonwoven...

Ayyappa Nagubandi, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables has come up with the country's first...

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

<div>Ace fashion designer <b>Rajesh Pratap Singh</b> has used Tencel to...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


January 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search