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Fashion chasing sustainability goals

Aug 23, 2019
Fashion chasing sustainability goals

Fashion 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 favour 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 Shanghai.

Large domestic audiences attended sustainability seminars at the 2019 Spring Edition
With 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 programme events.

Global thought leaders will gather for a FASHIONSUSTAIN conference on the morning of 26 September, focusing on technology, sustainability, digitalisation 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 programme.

From 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.