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December 2020

Webinar: OCS in Action

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Register Here. Join us for the last 'Standards in Action' webinar of 2020. December's webinar will focus on the Organic Content Standard (OCS). If you're a brand considering certification, or already have OCS certification but still have questions, this webinar is for you. This will be a one-hour focused session on the standard requirements, common chain of custody questions for supply chain certification, and a conversation with Nudie Jeans, who have successfully certified to the OCS. By registering for this…

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Round Table Summit: Animal Fibers and Materials Round Table

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Register Here. This Round Table will set the frame for the specific Round Tables with a focus on animal-derived fibers and materials.

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Round Table Summit: Biosynthetics Round Table

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Register Here. Textile Exchange’s Biosynthetics Round Table started in 2016. Biosynthetics is part of Textile Exchange’s work due to its potential to offer a replacement made from renewable rather than fossil fuel-based feedstocks. The Biosynthetics Round Table attempts to make sense of the opportunities and challenges we face as an industry, including the sustainability of feedstock production and innovations in future feeder materials. 

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Round Table Summit: Man-made Cellulosic Fiber Round Table – Part 1

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Register Here. Making, sourcing, and offering Man-made Cellulosic Fibers (MMCF), including viscose, lyocell or modal, with sustainability in mind is experiencing real momentum and has become a priority for many brands and retailers. The Round Table addresses the environmental challenges that MMCF production faces and creates collective action to drive positive solutions.

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Round Table Summit: Responsible Cashmere Round Table

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Register Here. (All participants are encouraged to join the Animal Fibers and Materials Round Table on Dec. 7.)  Cashmere comes with a host of sustainability issues that impact the areas of animal welfare, the environment, and societies, particularly in Mongolia. In response to interest and queries from brands, Textile Exchange facilitates the Responsible Cashmere Round Table (RCRT) to better understand the issues and opportunities surrounding cashmere production, as well as to have a common voice in the development of a…

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Round Table Summit: Home & Hospitality Round Table

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

Register Here. The primary objective of the Home & Hospitality Round Table is to better understand the preferred fiber and materials needs and priorities of this industry sector and to feed this information into the planning and delivery of activities.

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Round Table Summit: Accelerating Circularity Round Table

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Register Here. The Accelerating Circularity Round Table, led by AcceleratingCircularity.org, focuses on an apparel industry collaborative project designed to accelerate the textile industry’s move from linear to circular. This multi-stakeholder initiative collaboratively works together to move the textile industry from a ‘take, make, waste’ system to a circular one. 

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Round Table Summit: Recycled Polyester Round Table

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-7

Register Here. Textile Exchange’s Recycled Polyester (rPET) Round Table is a global multi-stakeholder network aiming to increase the uptake of recycled polyester.  

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Round Table Summit: Responsible Leather Round Table

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Register Here. The Responsible Leather Round Table (RLRT) by Textile Exchange is a neutral space for anyone with interest in the leather industry to learn, share information, and look for opportunities to drive positive action. 

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Round Table Summit: Organic Cotton Round Table – Part 1

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Register Here. The Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT) is a global stakeholder platform that supports and brings together the organic cotton community to be inspired, mobilized, and equipped to act. Each year, the OCRT holds a Global in-person meeting in conjunction with Textile Exchange’s annual Textile Sustainability Conference (this year virtual), as well as a number of Regional OCRTs.

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Webinar: (Co-Hosted by Canopy) Exploring the preferred material of “green shirts” in Man-Made Cellulosics:

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Register Here. Launched on October 29th, 2020 The Canopy Hot Button Ranking was heralded as the go to tool for over 320 brands, designers and retailers looking to eliminate ancient and endangered forests and controversial sources from their rayon, viscose, modal and lyocell. Join us to learn more about the ranking and how it offers a level playing field to the world’s man-made cellulosic fibre producers to showcase their sustainable sourcing efforts, next generation innovation and new this year, progress…

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Round Table Summit: Organic Cotton Round Table – Part 2

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

Register Here. The Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT) is a global stakeholder platform that supports and brings together the organic cotton community to be inspired, mobilized, and equipped to act. Each year, the OCRT holds a Global in-person meeting in conjunction with Textile Exchange’s annual Textile Sustainability Conference (this year virtual), as well as a number of Regional OCRTs.

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Round Table Summit: Responsible Alpaca, Mohair, and Wool Round Table

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Register Here. The Responsible Alpaca, Mohair, and Wool Round Table is intended to guide and support the respective associated Standards. This group is comprised of stakeholders across the industry, including brands and retailers, suppliers, producers, animal welfare experts, and land management experts. 

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Round Table Summit: Sustainable Cotton Round Table

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Register Here. The purpose of the Sustainable Cotton Round Table is to increase the uptake of organic and preferred cotton, which has the ability to increase the income of smallholder farmers, eliminate highly hazardous pesticides, eliminate or reduce the amount of pesticides and synthetic fertilizer used, reduce water use and improve water quality and soil health. Join this multi-stakeholder group to drive continuous improvement across the sustainable cotton initiatives with a focus on best practices for soils to mitigate and…

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