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Bangalore to host Planet Textiles in May

Planet Textiles will be held in Bangalore on May 24. This year’s summit will be dominated by issues like: water availability, costs, efficiency and environmental solutions in textile dyeing and wastewater discharge; water use, disposal, and remediation in the denim industry; water conservation in wet processing, and wastewater discharge in the textile supply chain.

The event will also feature a special breakout session hosted by the ZDHC Group. ZDHC will reveal results of pilot testing from studies at textile mills that have adopted its pioneering wastewater discharge guidelines. ZDHC hopes that brands and retailers will roll out these guidelines across their textile supply chains worldwide.

From 2017, Planet Textiles will focus more strongly on the implementation and practical side of sustainability in the textile supply chain with real-world case studies and examples of best practice. This year’s event partner will be leading manmade cellulosic fiber supplier Lenzing, which will unveil its latest sustainability report.

Water use in cotton agriculture will feature strongly at the event. India happens to be the world’s largest cotton producer. Cotton textile conglomerate Pratibha Syntex will give an overview of how it has reduced water consumption at factory and the farm. Some of the sponsors are: textile standard Oeko-Tex, and Covestro, a leading supplier of high-tech polymers and raw materials for the textile and footwear sector.