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3rd Bio-Based Materials for Sustainable Fashion & Textiles Summit

Material and bio-based innovators for the sustainable fashion and apparel industry unite at the Bio-based Materials for Sustainable Fashion & Textiles Summit.

11th January 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

For years, the field of bio-based materials has wrestled the need for economies-of-scale, sustainable raw materials, and consumer demand. This is now rapidly changing, as we witness high-profile bio-based material applications reinvigorating the market, from Renewcell and Zara to Mylo and Stella McCartney.

Despite the influx of investment and European bio-based industry valued at €700 billion, the fear of greenwashing allegations, the unestablished ‘bio-based’ glossary, and the scale-up conundrum are key priorities for the fashion and textile industry must overcome in 2023.

The Bio-based Materials for Sustainable Fashion & Textiles Summit, which is being held on April 18-20 in London, will bring together start-ups, the fashion and apparel industry, bio-based innovators and cross-industry sustainable advocates, to unearth novel bio-based materials impact, performance and customer perception to commercialise a next-gen product with scalability, biodegradability, and a circular economy in mind.

Across three days, this industry-led meeting is a forum to discuss the latest advancements in material science and sustainable product growth that are powering the new wave of alternative materials and shaping a more sustainable fashion industry.

“It was wonderful to learn from, network with and exchange ideas with like-minded professionals and get an in-depth overview of the alt and bio-based materials space,” said Footwear and Accessories Material Developer, Rothy’s. “Inspiring,” said NXT Apparel Materials Innovator, Nike, on last year’s 2022 edition.

2023 Agenda Highlights

The summit will continue to catalyse durable and scalable technologies, educate on customer perception, measure environmental impact, and truly define first class, next-generation bio-based materials. Join sustainability leaders from brands, biomaterial companies, investors, and manufacturers this spring to form authentic partnerships and successfully harness the commercialisation of eco-based materials.

Access the full event guide to learn all about the 25+ expert speaker faculty and the topics they are discussing, including how to:

-Promote ‘bio-material’ as a selling feature and re-direct customer awareness with ModernSynthesis

-Fast-forward traceability and transparency of sustainable bio-based apparel supply chains with Chloe and Luxury Fashion Brands

-Determine biosynthetic recycling options taking into consideration the material’s physical characteristics and the available infrastructure with Bestseller

-Synchronise apparel & textile industry timelines to enable investment and serve the industry at scale with Kvadart

-Scale chemical recycling to push for a circular, sustainable vision with Spinnova, Accelerating Circularity, and Infinited Fiber Company

Further information

3rd Bio-Based Materials for Sustainable Fashion & Textiles Summit

18-20 April 2023, London

View the full speaker list

Visit the event website

Early bird and team discounts available.

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