The Sustainability Talks Istanbul will take place as a hybrid conference on November 2, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkiye. The conference, which will comprehensively discuss the sustainability topics for the fashion and textile industry, will host the world's leading speakers in the field and can be followed both physically and virtually via free registration.
The conference was the first event which discussed comprehensively the topic of sustainability in the textile industry in Turkiye. The aim is to develop sustainable solutions to all challenges that the industry faces, from climate emergency to traceability, responsible supply of raw materials to minimal resource consumption, with a focus on innovation and transparency. This year Textile Exchange will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the Sustainability Talks Istanbul After Party.
“Being the first sector to announce its Sustainability Action Plan, our textile industry continues to support its member companies with its 4-month long-term training programme and the Sustainable Textiles URGE Project. In this context, we are increasing our collaborations so that our Sustainability Talks Event, which we give great importance, has a wider impact, and includes the entire industry,” said Sultan Tepe, Textile and Raw Materials Sector Board Sustainability Committee chairman and ITHIB board member.
Sustainability Talks keynote speakers include Arnoud Passenier of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Nicolas Prophte of PVH Corp, Leyla Ertur of H&M, Andreas Streubig of Hugo Boss, Guilherme Scheffer of Scheffer, Amy Hall of Eileen Fisher Foundation, Madison Wright of Pentatonic, Sevgin Sicim of C&A, and Jean Hegedus of The LYCRA Company.