Planet Textiles will take place on June 22, 2019, as part of Itma, Spain. Senior executives from Nike, HSBC and H&M will join big names from across a wide variety of textile and apparel businesses in taking to the stage at the sustainable textile summit. The show is expected to attract up to 1,20,000 visitors from 147 countries and, this year, Planet Textiles delegates will receive special discounted access to Itma. Three leaders of the world’s largest textile chemical and dyestuff producers will take to the stage together to discuss the state of the industry and what the future - both immediate and long term - will look like. A further breakout session will focus on the progress made as a result of the SAC’s Higg Index.
The ‘Pitch for the Planet’ session will feature brief pitch-style presentations of new technologies before questions are opened up to the floor. The ‘Innovation Zone’ is a platform to showcase the latest breakthroughs from across the apparel and textile sectors. This will offer visitors the chance to hold in-depth discussions with exhibitors to gain a better understanding of the latest industry developments that could directly improve their organisation’s environmental credentials. This year’s event will be kicked off by a keynote address from H&M’s head of production sustainability.