From Berlin to Shanghai: Intertextile Apparel to host FASHIONSUSTAIN conference
Source Textile Reads24-09-19
is witnessing an essential shift, as more global brands and groups
commit to ambitious environmental targets. More consumers are
indicating that they intend to leave fast fashion in the past, in favor of organic, ethical and recycled materials. At the 25th
anniversary of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn
Edition, to be held from 25 – 27 September, eco-friendly supply
chain switches and services can be found at All About Sustainability.
The zone will also host FASHIONSUSTAIN’s first ever conference in
25 years of experience, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics remains
at the forefront of the global textile industry, and has highlighted
the importance of sustainability with a dedicated zone since 2008.
What’s more, as China’s environmental commitments gain fast
progress – for example, the recent reinforcement of compulsory
recycling across Shanghai – the location of the fair is ideal to
find the latest updates in environmental innovation. All About
Sustainability, in hall 5.1, also hosts a dedicated forum space for
fringe program events.
thought leaders will gather for a FASHIONSUSTAIN conference on the
morning of 26 September, focusing on technology, sustainability, digitization and innovation as important drivers of the fashion and
textile industries. The FASHIONSUSTAIN conference accompanies Messe
Frankfurt’s Neonyt fair in Berlin, and is a new addition to the
Intertextile Shanghai fringe program.
retail to diversity, the repercussions of social economic and
ecological changes on retail, production and sales will be put under
the spotlight, as well as topics such as feminism, equality,
diversity, craftsmanship and the cultural dimension of sustainability
in fashion. Currently confirmed participants include speakers from
Hugo Boss, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel,
Fashion For Good, Li & Fung, Sourcebook, Kaleidoscope Berlin and
DyeCoo / Re-access. Simultaneous interpretation between Chinese and
English will be available.
manufacturing fabrics to producing prototypes and sampling, green
switches can be made throughout the supply chain.
from Malaysia, was the world’s first fully integrated textile
company to be awarded the Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® label. At the
fair, Penfabric will showcase their GO GREEN Collection, which
recycles discarded PET bottles into polyester, in compliance with
Japan’s Container and Packing Recycling Laws.
from Italy, have developed BIOBACK technology fabrics with two main
components: Amni Soul Eco® Nylon yarn with accelerated
biodegradability, and Roica™ high performance elastane, which does
not release any toxic substances during degradation. MITI fabrics are
resistant to UV and abrasion, and offer stretch.
eco-friendly fabrics can be found from Shaoxing
who utilize Lenzing’s EcoVero™, Tencel™ and Modal® to create
finished fabrics with a soft feel and excellent drape, offering
sustainable solutions for ladies wear, evening dresses and
services add reassurance and value
awareness campaigns have been utilizing social media across the
globe, as consumers ask for transparency in the apparel supply chain
and ultimately encourage brands to improve on their practices. Just
one example includes Fashion Revolution, a UK-based environmental and
ethical NGO. Their annual campaign involves consumers from over 100
countries who ask brands the simple question: “Who made my
clothes?” As public demand for tractability grows, sustainability
and workers’ rights are key to moving forward.
solution for brands lies in testing and certification. These tools
are vital to ensuring trust in a brand, while a recognizable award
logo can also act as a strategic selling point for a product.
About Sustainability will feature exhibitors offering testing and
certification services, meaning that both trade buyers and exhibitors
alike can easily visit the product zone to learn more about improving
their own transparency. These include:
BTTG Intertek Group
• Control Union
Inspection Testing And Certification Group
Intertek Testing Services Ltd Shanghai
• SGS-CSTC Standards
Technical Services (Shanghai)
fair will be held concurrently with Yarn Expo Autumn, CHIC and PH
Value from 25 – 27 September, at the National Exhibition and
Convention Center (Shanghai). The International Halls will be in
halls 4.1 and 5.1.
Shanghai apparel fabric