Textile Exchange, the global nonprofit organization that works to make the textile industry more sustainable, is calling for papers for the 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference which will take place in Washington, D.C. from 9th to 13th October. This year' s conference motto is ‘United in Action: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals in Textiles’.
Textile Exchange has committed to creating a target call to action for the textile industry around adopting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). The SDG’s are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
TE asks that any proposal interested people submit be specific as to the SDGs covered as well as consider the relevant key performance indicators published for that SDG so TE can work to incorporate those KPIs in their benchmarking work. Textile Exchange will review all submissions and determine which ones are appropriate for the 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference. They will send notifications on all submissions that are accepted by April 1 via email.
For more information about the SGDs and guidelines as well as submit a paper for the Textile Sustainability Conference 2017 please visit: