Bangalore is gearing up to host Planet Textiles on May 24, 2017. The event is about sustainability and social compliance in the textile sector. This time, Timberland and Thread will give a joint presentation on their collaboration in poverty stricken Haiti where Thread shipped nearly 2,00,000 lbs of recycled plastic out of the country to eventually be processed into textiles, garments and footwear which in turn has provided employment for poor local families in the country.
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, wastewater discharge in the textile supply chain, the circular economy and the rise of environmental awareness in India will dominate this year’s Planet Textiles summit.
From 2017, Planet Textiles will focus more on implementation and practical side of sustainability in the textile supply chain with real-world case studies and examples of best practice. Use of water in growing cotton will feature strong at the event. India happens to be the world’s largest cotton producer.
The ZDHC Group will reveal results of pilot tests of studies done at textile mills that have adopted its pioneering wastewater discharge guidelines. This year’s event partner will be leading manmade cellulosic fiber supplier Lenzing, which will unveil its latest sustainability report.