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)
| On 21st May 2022
China-South Korea bilateral trade has exceeded $360 billion,...
| On 21st May 2022
India's readymade garment (RMG) exports have registered a growth of...
| On 20th May 2022
After US treasury secretary Janet Yellen called for tariffs cuts on...
Increase foreign exchange and create jobs
Biggest learning was adaptability
Hopeful that issue will be resolved by first half of 2022
Juan Pares Boj
Textil Santanderina is a cutting-edge textile company located in...
Founded by three partners of French origin in 1988, LC Waikiki started its ...
Ishak Aydin Ozturk
<font face="Calibri, sans-serif">Innovative pioneer in textile production, ...
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...
Ventile is a registered trademark used to brand a special high-quality...
Seevix Material Sciences Ltd, which develops and manufactures synthetic...
Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...
Label Gaurang Shah
Hyderabad based designer <b>Gaurang Shah</b>, has been traversing the...
Label - AWAVEAWAKE
Founded in 2012, New York-based plant dyed luxurious lifestyle brand...
Letter to Editor
Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.
Subscribe today and get the latest information on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel.