How will the textiles industry confront microfiber water pollution?
Nov 13, 2018
At HTT’s Material Changes conference next week, Mary Ankeny, VP of product development & implementation operations at Cotton Incorporated, will discuss the work being done by stakeholders in the textile supply chain to address the dilemma.
New York – Three U.S. states have proposed legislation to address water pollution caused by the shedding of microfibers from synthetic textiles during routine laundering.
Her session – “Sea Change: The Industry Confronts its Microfiber Pollution Problem” – will cover the work being done by textile researchers, trade associations and NGOs to create solutions pro-actively.
The program at Material Changes will also cover innovations in biosynthetic raw materials, smart apparel and medical textiles as well as look at the state of sustainability/traceability in home textiles. An “ask the expert” session will cover the current state of play in tariffs on the Trump administration’s tariff impacts.