16/08/2021 – Programme is online

Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles

The Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles will be held online from September 30 to October 1 and from October 7 to 8, 2021 over 4 afternoons.


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The Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles will highlight the committment of textile coaters and laminators to act and invest in material technology and machinery to abate detrimental impacts on the environment and ensure a sustainable future for the industry. The aim of the conference is to explore the materials, processes and machinery that can help dyers, finishers, coaters and laminators achieve this goal.

Industry in a state of flux

There is no doubt that the textile industry is currently in a state of flux, with environmental and economic pressures driving the industry towards new digital models, both in respect of how products are manufactured and how they are sold.

Many apparel brands have committed to ambitious goals in respect of their sustainable performances, and suddenly the clock is ticking. Along an extremely complex textile supply chain, new processing technologies, fibres, dyes and finishes are rapidly being perfected, with the potential to significantly reduce the industry’s energy, water and raw materials consumption. Caught in the middle, have been the fabric manufacturers, reluctant to take risks without support from their customers.

The following questions and many more will be addressed during the Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles:

  • What are the most promising new technologies?
  • Who are the brands and companies driving things forward?
  • What legislation is around the corner that will positively impact on sustainable progress?

To the programme of the Conference