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Bangalore to host next Planet Textiles with focus on sustainability

Planet Textiles will take place in Bangalore on May 24. This is an annual summit on environmental issues for the textile sector. This year’s event will highlight the crucial issue of textile waste, water pollution, chemical management and natural resource conservation, including energy and water use. Planet Textiles will attract companies along the entire global textile supply chain to accelerate their sustainability initiatives in order to meet the market’s demands.

Speakers will present methods for improving and managing global sustainability measures with emphasis on third party, independent certifications as important and effective business tools. Planet Textiles is the leading international event on sustainability in the textile sector because it discusses real-world practical issues and ideas on how the global supply chain can move to a more sustainable future.

This is jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt, the leading trade fair organizer, and Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an industry-wide group of leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, manufacturers, NGOs, academic experts and the US Environmental Protection Agency that aims to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel, footwear and home textile products around the world. The last edition attracted over 440 industry leaders – from fiber and textile suppliers through to the world’s largest clothing brands and retailers. The first edition of Planet Textiles took place in 2009 in Hong Kong.