Textile Exchange Conference

There are limited tickets left to attend the Textile Exchange 2022 conference in person, where Textile Exchange will be bringing together industry pioneers and changemakers to be inspired, to learn, to network, and to be equipped to take action.

Textile Exchange will address the core challenges the fashion and textile industry faces and plan the pathway to positive impact, moving through different themes for each day. Tuesday explores the progress on systemic challenges made so far, while Wednesday will see us shift gears from challenges to solutions, and Thursday concentrates on how Textile Exchange can implement these solutions and work towards tangible action. 

© 2022 Textile Exchange
© 2022 Textile Exchange

Celebrated environmentalist Leah Thomas will host this year’s conference. Based in Los Angeles, Leah founded the non-profit Intersectional Environmentalist – a platform and resource hub to advocate for environmental justice, provide educational resources surrounding intersectional environmentalism, and promote inclusivity and accessibility within environmental education and movements.

The conference will kick off with a keynote featuring Keith Ladzinski, EMMY Nominated Director and National Geographic Contributor in conversation with Syeda Faiza Jamil, Programme Director, Net Zero Pakistan.

This year’s conference will be held on November 14-18, 2022 at the Broadmoor Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will celebrate 20 years of Textile Exchange. A hybrid format will combine a safe and engaging conference experience for attendees, alongside an interactive online offering. Please email the conference team for any questions.

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Participate in the round tables at conference 

November 14 – Round Table General Assembly 

November 14 – Animal Fibers and Leather Round Table Summit 

November 14 – Cotton Round Table Summit

Over the past nine years, Textile Exchange’s round tables have created an engaged, empowered, and informed group of stakeholders who continue to share best practices, identify market barriers, and determine resources and tools needed to scale the adoption of preferred fibres and materials. 

From 2023 onwards, Textile Exchange will move towards activating these communities to drive collective action to meet the Climate + agenda. Through the exploration of topics, such as textile-to-textile recycling, sustainable forestry, regenerative agriculture, and traceability in the supply chain, the round table summits at the 2022 conference will provide an opportunity to align the textile industry on common actionable goals and solutions. Be it in-person or virtually, Textile Exchange hopes you will join their efforts in helping the textile industry make better material choices.

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Join Textile Exchange at other industry events 

November 6-18 – COP 27 (feat. Claire Bergkamp, COO, speaking virtually)

Egypt will host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition. Egypt assumes the incoming Presidency of COP 27 with a clear recognition of the gravity of the global climate challenge and appreciation of the value of multilateral, collective, and concerted action as the only means to address this global threat.

November 15 – Morgan Stanley Sustainability in Fashion (feat. Beth Jensen, Climate+ Impact Director)

Morgan Stanley is hosting its annual event “Sustainability in Fashion” on November 15. This virtual event consists of a series of thematic panels touching on some of the most relevant topics within fashion and ESG. The panel around measuring and reporting emissions will feature Textile Exchange’s Climate+ Impact Director, Beth Jenson.

December 7-19 – UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 (feat. Liesl Truscott, Industry Accountability & Insights Director)

The "UN Biodiversity Conference" will convene governments from around the world to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity "post-2020 framework" process. The framework sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, we can achieve a shared vision of living in harmony with nature.

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