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MILAN – More new speakers have been announced in the lead up to the opening of the 11th edition of Planet Textiles, which kicks off on June 12th at ITMA 2023 in Milan. 

Alessia Scroccaro, sustainability specialist, at the Benetton Group will be joined by Christian Tubito, material innovation lab director at fashion group Kering, Begoña Garcia, senior product manager at denim technology specialist, Jeanologia and Jia Liu, global sustainability director, at testing house TÜV Rheinland Group. 

The event is taking place at ITMA once again after a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Other speakers already announced include: Amina Razvi, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition; Delman Lee, vice chair, of Hong Kong apparel firm TAL Group; Pascal Brun, head of sustainability at H&M; Sophie Mather, founding director, The Microfibre Consortium and Kurt Kipka, chief impact officer at the Apparel Impact Institute. 

Further speaker details can be found HERE. 

Planet Textiles will once again provide the opportunity to collaborate and work towards driving collective action, change and progress within the sector and will explore the following key themes: Collective action on climate change; the data of sustainability; decent work for all; the nature of sustainable fashion; and changing legislative landscapes. 

Organised by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and run in partnership with MCL News and Media, publisher of Ecotextile News, the 11th edition Planet Textiles will for the first time take place over two days from 12th – 13th June at ITMA 2023, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, inside the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre in Milan, Italy. 

The two-day event will bring together textile and apparel organisations, industry leaders and stakeholders with a commitment to drive sustainability improvements throughout global supply chains. 

“As usual, Planet Textiles will bring together brands, retailers, NGOs and textile suppliers to figure out the most sustainable way forward for our industry in a rapidly changing legislative landscape that's going to shake-up the whole textile sector,” said John Mowbray, founder of both Planet Textiles and Ecotextile News. 

“If you are serious about finding a way for your brand, retail outfit, or textile company to stay competitive while implementing new, mandated environmental solutions, then you need to be at this event – because this is where you will find all the key solutions to tomorrow’s way of doing business.”   


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