Liesl Truscott the Director of The Textile Exchange Farm Engagement featured as a panelist at the successful Africa Fashion Guide ‘Fashion Africa’ book launch event last Friday 9th September. She shared her knowledge on cotton farming, sustainable and organic textiles at the launch panel under the topic of ‘Ethical Fashion’. The Textile Exchange Farm Engagement program helps organic cotton producers build business capacity, access sustainable textile markets, and links brands, retailers and manufacturers seeking organic cotton. They have also revealed their online marketplace for the exchange of organic cotton (fiber, cotton products, and other farm products) called Trading Post where cotton producer groups are able to actively market their cotton availability in real-time – and those interested in purchasing goods can search availability or post a notice expressing their interest.
Hosted by: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Textile Exchange, funded by ICCO
Date: Sunday, September 18 at 10 AM in Barcelona, Spain
Venue: Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel Barcelona (dialogues held in the Tibidabo Room)
Held just before the TE Sustainable Textiles Conference (19 – 20 Sept 2011) in the same venue.
Representatives include the following African cotton producer organisations who will be bringing their expertise and experience to all three roundtables:
- Riyaz Heider, BioSustain, Tanzania
- Sidy Moctar, MOBIOM, Mali
- Niranjan Pattni, bioRe, Tanzania
- Davo Simplice, OBEPAB, Benin
Textile Exchange also proudly presents their 2010 Global Market Report on Sustainable Textiles. This new report provides a detailed look at the organic cotton market including trends, market leaders, and fiber and market projections for the upcoming years. This report also delivers valuable insights into how leading companies define sustainable textiles, the existing and emerging tools that help them measure the relative environmental and social performance of textiles and products and detailed information on the array of environmentally preferred textiles on the market today and the companies who supply them. If you are interested to preview the Executive Summary, or purchase the full report please visit: http://textileexchange.org/node/938
Author: Jacqueline Shaw