Next edition of Planet Textiles 2018 will be held on May 22 in Vancouver in partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Here delegates will hear new ideas on how sustainable innovations in the textile supply chain can be scaled up from the pilot phase and implemented at a commercial scale.
Planet Textiles will feature real-world examples and original case studies of companies that have already managed to scale up sustainability and will revealing new innovations, chemistry and textile technology.
John Mowbray, Director of MCL News & Media which is co-hosting the event explains, “Planet Textiles 2018 aims to deliver a wealth of new ideas and practical solutions from cutting edge thinkers as well as the latest technology breakthroughs, all wrapped up in a brand-new event format.” The organisers are still accepting content ideas for the event which will feature short technology pitches and interesting new ways to present innovations.
These are just some of the tough hurdles that developers of new environmental technology need to keep in mind as they attempt to attract financial investors and brand backers. Planet Textiles 2018, will not only have sessions on financial models and mechanisms available to help innovators move beyond the pilot scale, but will also have case studies on how textile companies have successfully applied new investment to grow and what true investment costs actually look like.
This year’s format will also change as for the first time they will have the #PlanetTextilesPod where they will be filming interviews with key personal and a new #TeninTen session where they will select key innovators to pitch their technology or service to delegates in a maximum 10-minute time slot.
The event will also take place one day before the Sustainable Apparel Coalition member meeting – in the same venue making it easy for members to move between the two events. Registration is now open with early bird discounts available.