Our hybrid format means we have an interactive online offering.
We are offering virtual and mobile app access where you can connect, set up your agenda, and schedule appointments with other attendees for the duration of the conference, and for 90-days after.
Textile Exchange member companies receive complimentary passes and/or a special member discount of 25 % off the regular price.
For more information, please visit the 2022 Conference website.
Discover our 2022 line-up
Tuesday November 15 – Status on Progress and Systemic Challenges
We will be looking at the systemic changes that need to happen for the industry to stay within our planetary boundaries in a resource-constrained world. Do we need to look at how we measure success differently? Is success as measured by volume and top-line growth even feasible, or do we need to redefine growth and adapt business models to create value differently? And what will be the drivers of this transformation: legislation, investors, or civic engagement and customers?
Opening Keynote – Climate Crisis: A Global Perspective
Wednesday November 16 – Solutions and Key Levers
There will be speakers from Alliance for Water Stewardship, FashMash, Gap, H&M, INIA, Quantis, Scheffer, Soil Health Institute, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Nature Conservancy, and The North Face.
The afternoon plenary will look at “The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Accelerating Sustainability,” a panel with Sandra Gonza, Strategy & Business Impact Lead, Tailwind, Corneil Montgomery, Founder and CEO, Sovereignty Co. Inc, and Kenya Wiley, Fashion Policy Counsel and Professor, Georgetown University.
A further plenary “Regenerative Cotton Farming: Supporting US Farmers” will explore J.Crew Group’s journey in bringing an equitable regenerative farming program to US Cotton Farmers. Speakers will include Liz Hershfield, SVP Sustainability, J.Crew Group & SVP Sourcing, Madewell, Nicole Moses, Director DEIB, J.Crew Group, and Freddie Davis, Director Rural Training & Research, Federation of Southern Cooperatives.
Thursday November 17 – How to Implement Solutions
We will look at how we can fill data gaps, and how we can drive tangible action, covering our Impact Incentives program for leather, the GHG emissions associated with cotton production, and the scaling of next-gen materials. There will be speakers from Australian Wool Innovation, BKB, Cotton Trust Protocol, Ecovative, Fair Labor Association, Fashion for Good, J. Crew Group, Leather Working Group, National Wildlife Federation, Regenerative Organic Alliance, Reformation, Sourcing Journal, Tapestry, and WWF Turkey.
There will also be a special plenary titled “In Conversation about Forest Stewardship,” featuring Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forest Ecology, UBC, and Maia Wikler, Journalist, PhD Candidate, and Filmmaker at Maia Wikler Productions.