Textiles’ journey to zero carbon

Textiles’ journey to zero carbon

Join Innovate: Zero Carbon, a virtual conference to understand what textile industry businesses need to do towards the net-zero pledge. It calls for nothing less than a complete transformation of how we manufacture, consume and move our goods around.

When : 1-3 Nov 2022
What time: 13:00–17:00 UTC / 9:00–13:00 EDT
Where: Virtual, events.wtin.com/innovate

In this edition we will discuss:
Zero carbon goals and implications on textile & apparel manufacturing
EU Textile Strategy: The role of a zero carbon textile & apparel sector
How can innovation meet the zero carbon challenge?
Raw materials (fibres, chemicals, dyes)
New business models
Financing decarbonisation
Alternative energy sources to cleanse the energy intensive textile sector
The market potential for upcycling in the textile & apparel sector and the impact on zero carbon goals
Benchmarking zero carbon awareness/action in the textile & apparel sector
People: Developing a zero-carbon centric workforce

Why Zero Carbon?
Governments and companies are increasingly committing to climate action. The goal is an ambitious one: as McKinsey’s ‘The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring’ report states, the capital investment required to upgrade infrastructure and systems required in net-zero transitions could cost around US$9.2tn per year on average until 2050.
The UN Climate Change Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, launched in late 2018, rallied leading textile and apparel brands, retailers and other allied organisations to align with the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To reach the goal of a 1.5-degree pathway, the textile industry would need to scale up decarbonisation to reduce annual emissions to around 1.1bn metric tons by 2030 itself. Are we geared up for this massive change?
While the transition would create opportunities in the growing textile industry, shifting consumer demands and complex value chains create challenges. Innovation in areas such as material selection, sustainable energy resources and digital technologies for carbon capture and calculation systems, is becoming an increasingly important part of the carbon neutral ecosystem.
Click here to see the interesting line-up of speakers

Ticket Information
Pre-agenda discount (valid until 20 August): £350
Rate card (valid from 20 August to 3 November): £425
WTiN Premium Member rate (contact your account manager for code): £300
Groups of three or more delegates from the same organisation get an additional 10% discount (it will be automatically applied when you add a third person to your ticket)

To discuss speaking and sponsoring opportunities, please contact events@wtin.com

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