2019 Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference

The 2019 Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference took place in Vancouver, Canada during the week of 15-18 October 2019.

This conference brings together a powerful and inspiring global community across the industry. Every year the conference expands tremendously and this year’s conference brought together over 900 participants from 46 countries who joined forces to take action and accelerate change.

The Textile Exchange (TE) a global non-profit organisation envision a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives. Their goal is to embed sustainability into evolving business and supply chain strategies.

TE recognised the leading work OrganiMark is doing and invited Heinrich Schultz, MD of OrganiMark, to present these best practices at two conference sessions, namely:

  1. The session on recent developments in Tools and Technology in the global Marketplace, at which Heinrich presented his co-founding of the “Custodian Solution” an integrated industry value chain model and traceability protocol which focus on sustainability, fractal traceability and operations visibility.
  2. The round table session on Responsible Leather, where Heinrich shared the breakthrough in marking raw sheepskins that provides for individual sheep skin traceability from farm to finishing tannery. OrganiMark is working with Saint Laurent brand and the Kering Group to develop the world’s first leather industry value chain operations visibility platform.

Overall the week was a great success, feel free to have a sneak peak of the video with some highlights of the conference:

Highlights of the 2019 Textile Sustainability Conference