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Planet Textile to discuss sustainability of endangered forests

Planet Textiles will to be held in Denmark from May 11 will discuss supply chain traceability when it comes to man-made cellulosic fibers such as viscose and lyocell and how brands can avoid using raw material (wood) from endangered forests.

Around 360 delegates from 33 countries will be present at the event. Among those participating are Swiss textile manufacturer Remei and the Canopy Style initiative featuring H&M and Birla. A special discussion by Canopy will look at supply chain traceability of man-made fibers to ensure endangered forests are not used to produce man-made cellulosic fibers. The aim is to ensure that material from endangered forests doesn’t end up in the textile supply chains.

Remei runs a long-established bioRe organic cotton project in Northern Tanzania and India. Remei is a well known user of organic cotton fiber to offer a range of ring-spun, combed or carded organic cotton yarns including mélange – as well as a range of knitted and woven clothing sold under the bioRe label.

The event is being organised by MCL News & Media, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Messe Frankfurt and is sponsored by Leadership partner, Oeko-Tex. Event supporters include Covestro, Historic Futures, TIPA Corp., Novozymes, Australian Cotton, Workplace Options.