Mecilla in 2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference

2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference
October 4-5, 2012
Hong Kong
Pre-Conference Organic Cotton Round Table - October 3, 2012


View the photo gallery from the 2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference in Hong Kong.

This year, Textile Exchange is partnering with EcoTextile News, Messe Frankfurt, and Planet Textiles to bring you the premier 2012 Sustainable Textiles conference in Hong Kong, October 4 and 5. This event will be hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, running in conjunction with Interstoff Asia Essential - Autum Fair .

Prior to the conference, Textile Exchange will also be hosting the inaugural meeting of the Organic Cotton Round Table in Hong Kong on October 3; this is a seperate event with limited invitations, click here for complete details about the round table.

2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference – Hong Kong
Innovation, Impacts, Investment, and Integrity
Inspiration for tomorrow’s solutions

This annual conference is a global gathering of key players and industry leaders representing the entire value chain from fiber to fashion discussing sustainability challenges and solutions from raw materials extraction to end of life.
The 2012 global event will balance inspiring plenary speakers with action-oriented discussions and forums that cover important aspects of sustainability in textiles. Conference attendees will build their own knowledge, while also contributing to industry knowledge. Through sharing and collaboration, attendees of the Sustainable Textiles Conference can expect to have a role in shaping tomorrow’s solutions. The conference agenda and speakers were designed to inspire the textile sustainability community, and to address their specific needs. The most current issues and solutions will be discussed and debated through plenary sessions and smaller, goal-oriented breakout sessions. For those involved in textile sustainability or would like to be, this is the premier event of this year.

COMPANIES that ATTENDED - Final List as of October 6, 2012
333 attendees from 201 companies joined us for the Hong Kong Conference.

Adarsh Knitwear (P) Ltd Invista
adidas Group Jiaxing Jiecco Fashion Co. Ltd.
adidas Sourcing Ltd. Jockey
Agricultural Commodity & Service Cooperative Journal for Asia on Textile and Apparel
Agrocel Industries Limited Kingwhale Industrial Corp.
Aid by Trade Foundation Kowa Company
Alps International  Lekos Dye & Finishing
Anvil Knitwear, Inc. Lenzing Fibers Ltd.
APLF Ltd Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd.
Appachi Cotton Company/Ethicus Made-BY
Armstrong Spinning Mills Ltd. Mahima Fibres Pvt. Ltd.
Avery Dennison Marks & Spencer
Bang Consortium Marks & Spencer (Asia Pacific) Limited 
Bayer CropScience Mecilla Project
Bergman/Rivera SAC Men Chuen Fibre IND CO.,LTD
Biocoton India Pvt Ltd Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
BioSustain Tanzania Limited Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Biov8tion Migros (HK) Ltd.
Black Diamond Mondial Asia, Shanghai Office 
Blu Skye Consulting Mondial News
Bluesign Technologies AG Mountain Equipment Coop
Bogner Services Hong Kong LTD MP International
Bros Holding Ltd. Muji Global Sourcing Pte Ltd
Brown and Wilmanns Environmental LLC. NatureUSA
Bureau Veritas Hong Kong Ltd. NatureWorks LLC 
C&A Buying Brussels New Balance 
Champion Joy Trading / Gap New Wide Group
Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Co. Ltd. Nike 360 Holding B.V.
Chetna Organic Farmers Association  Nike, Inc. 
Chia Her Industrial Co., Ltd. Nimkartek Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.
China Water Risk NingBo ShenZhou Knitting Co. Ltd.
Clariant (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Nordstrom
Clariant Chemicals China Nordstrom Product Group
Clariant Corporation USA Novozymes
Clariant International OEKO-TEX® ASSOCIATION
Control Union Certifications Bangladesh Olah, Inc.
Control Union Certifications China OrganiMark/Organic Freedom Project
Control Union Certifications Far East Orta Anadolu Tic. Ve San. Tas
Control Union Certifications India OTIS College of Art & Design
Control Union Certifications Sri Lanka Otto Group (Otto GmbH & Co KG)
Cotton Incorporated Panoco Trading Co. Ltd.
Cotton Made In Africa Patagonia
CottonConnect China Pickering International, Inc.
CottonConnect Global Polartec, LLC
CottonConnect South Asia Pvt. Ltd. Portico Brand Group/Under the Canopy/FASE
Coyuchi PPR
Crystal Group prAna
CSR Consultancy Ltd. Pratibha Syntex Pvt. Ltd.
Desigual Profits Fund Fashion Manufacturing Ltd.
DFU Publications PT Indorama Synthetics TBK
Dibella B.V. - Netherlands/Germany Puma 
DuPont Quiksilver Asia Sourcing Ltd.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Ramatex
DuPont Industrial BioSciences/Danisco Singapore Redress
DyStar China Ltd. REI
DyStar Group Remei AG/bioRe 
Easipower Company Limited RESET Carbon Limited
Eclat Textile Co., Ltd. Ryohin Kikaku Co., Ltd.
EcoCert Japan Ltd. Sae-A 
ECOM Agroindustrial Asia Pte. Sanko Tekstil Inc.
EcoTextile News Sapphire International Ltd.
Ecovision / Ecozine  Seatoman Holdings Ltd.
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. SGS Consumer Testing
Eileen Fisher, Inc. SGS Consumer Testing Hong Kong Ltd.
Esprit de Corp (Far East) Ltd. Shanghai Horizon Garment Co., Ltd
Esprit Europe Services GmbH Sing Shun Knitting FTY. LTD.
Esquel Agrotechnology Soil Association
Esquel Group Solidaridad China
Everest Textile Solidaridad South & South East Asia
Fairtrade Hong Kong Foundation Solidaridad The Netherlands
Fairtrade International Stella McCartney
FITI Testing & Research Institute Suminter India Organics PVT LTD
Freudenberg & Vilene Int. Ltd. Super Spinning Mills Ltd.
Garnietex Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium
Global Merino TAL Apparel Limited 
Global Organic Textile Standard / GOTS Target Corporation
Goodwill Industries TASTE-Technical Assistance for Sustainable Trade and Environment
Greenpeace East Asia Tchibo GmbH
Greenpeace International Tchibo Merchandising Hong Kong LP
G-Star Raw C.V. Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. 
H&M Tejidos Royo S.L
HeiQ Materials AG Tesco International Sourcing
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Texanlab Laboratories Pvt., Ltd.
Hemp Fortex Industries Ltd. Textile Exchange
Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH Textiles - The International Magazine of The Textile Institute
HK Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA) Thai Alliance Textile Co., Ltd.
Hohenstein Laboratories (HK) Ltd. The Asian Textile and Apparel Monthly
Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric The North Face Inc.
Hoss Intropia The Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills, Pvt. Ltd.
HPO HK LIMITED  Tri-Link Apparel Ltd.
HUEREN OHG Professional Outfits TV Osaka
Huntsman Textile Effects Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
Hurriyet Daily News VF Corporation
Hussain Mills Limited Vision International Ltd.
ICCO Volcom, Inc.
ICEA Wendler Interlining Hk Ltd.
Internet Textile San. Ve Tic.A.S. WGSN
InterPolymer Solutions Inc. Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Ltd. Women's Wear Daily
  Yakaar Niani Wulli


SPONSORS  (current as of September 14, 2012)
Thank you to our current 2012 Hong Kong Sponsors for making this event possible:

Cocktail Reception Sponsors

           Lenzing Fibers                           Nike, Inc.

Exhibit Room Sponsors 
            Bayer CropScience                      DuPont Industrial Biosciences            Orta Anadolu                         Patagonia                  Pratibha Syntex

Friend of Conference Sponsors
Clairant International      Egedeniz Textile         Eileen Fisher         Esquel Group      Fairtrade International     Huntsman Textile Effects     Kowa Company                  

    Nordstrom             Novozymes               PT Indorama                Remei AG/bioRe           Sanko Textile             SGS SA         Texas Organic Cotton Coop

Conference T-Shirt Sponsor     Conference Bag Sponsor

     NatureUSA                   Disney Consumer Products


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