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ZDHC, bluesign to present at Planet Textiles

Published on Friday, 03 July 2015

Written by Brett Mathews

 WAKEFIELD – Zhao Lin of Solidaridad will talk about her work with the Better Mill Initiative at this year’s Planet Textiles event which takes place on 14 October 2015 in Shanghai. Lin will be joined by a high profile, influential group of speakers, including Phillip Courtenay, senior VP, apparel sourcing with the adidas Group, Sean Cady, VP product stewardship & sustainability, VF Corp, Hu Kehua, deputy director, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and Nick Smith, head of textiles, Bayer Materials Science (Hong Kong). The event will also include updates from the ZDHC Group and bluesign Technologies.

Solidaridad launched the three-year Better Mill Initiative (BMI) in partnership with H&M and other major international retailers. The programme supports 43 textile dyeing and printing mills to improve their environmental and social performance through tailor made support, group learning and experience exchange.

Writing for the China Water Risk website recently, Lin, a programme manager who oversees environmental and social projects in China for Solidaridad, outlined the findings of work which analysed several sustainability projects at textile mills in China. She concluded that many changes – including caustic soda reclamation, the recycling of cooling water and condensate and the installation of water efficient dyeing machines – are easy and inexpensive for management to implement and quickly pay for themselves.

“Good practices to reduce, reuse and recycle water are therefore not only conducive to reducing the negative impacts to the environment, but also to saving the costs of freshwater intake and end-of-pipe wastewater treatment,” Zhao wrote.

Sponsorship packages for Planet Textiles include pre-show and onsite branding, as well as lead generation opportunities. Planet Textiles is the leading, influential global event for sustainability in the global textiles industry. It will run alongside Intertextile Shanghai.

For more information contact Lorna Quarmby at lquarmby@mclglobal.net or call +44 (0) 1977 708488.

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