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12 May 2022 in London

On 12 May 2022, we’ll welcome leaders from UK textile manufacturers to hear what sustainability means to various businesses and how they have started to address some of the challenges ahead, all with an emphasis on how the UK textile manufacturing industry can use sustainability to boost its competitiveness.

Programme subject to change.

  • 10:00: Welcome & Introduction from Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT and special guest
  • 10:30: People, product, environment: Reporting a journey towards sustainability with Alex Begg
  • 11:15: Coffee break
  • 11:35: Moving Beyond Net Zero with ACS Clothing
  • 12:20: Future directions for luxury supply chains with the Institute of Positive Fashion and John Smedley
  • 12:50: Tools to measure and monitor sustainable performance with Textile Exchange
  • 13:20: Lunch
  • 14:20: Panel discussion with John Smedley, Camira Fabrics and Humphries Weaving
  • 15:00: Recycling our past & creating a future with iinouiio
  • 15:35: How academia can help industry tackle sustainability goals with University of Leeds, University of Huddersfield and AW Hainsworth
  • 16:10: Coffee break
  • 16:30: A 130-year old start-up: taking the performance benefits of wool to a new audience with HD Wool
  • 17:20: Message from Minister Jo Churchill from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • 17:25: Closing remarks from Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT
  • 17:30: Drinks & social

Are you a leader in UK textile manufacturing? To register your place, please contact info@ukft.org