The International Textile Fair is pleased to announce a partnership with the Ethical Fashion Forum’s sustainable fashion business platform, SOURCE, to bring a dedicated sustainability seminar to the October tradeshow.
Held over two days, the International Textile Fair welcomes over 6000 visitors to the UAE, which is now the fourth largest trading centre for fashion and apparel.
Mallory Giardino, SOURCE Membership Director, will present a seminar on both days of the tradeshow looking at the business case for sustainability in today’s fashion industry. With over 50% of global online consumers now willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact*, sustainability is no longer about philanthropy; it is a huge business opportunity for fashion businesses to tap into.
Giardino will cover an introduction to the issues around sustainable fashion, some facts on the global market, and some of the key sustainability trends in the industry.
The International Textile Fair Dubai is now onto its third event and has already grown immensely. It is estimated that by 2016, the UAE will become the world’s leading high-end textile and garment re-export centre. With this massive growth in fashion businesses in the UAE, the opportunity really is now to integrate sustainability and gain a competitive advantage as they make their mark on the global fashion stage.
For more details about how to attend ITF Dubai and the SOURCE Seminar on Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles, visit their website.
For more details about the SOURCE platform, visit source.ethicalfashionforum.com
The SOURCE platform was launched in 2011 by the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF), the industry body for sustainable fashion, representing over 10,000 members in more than 100 countries. SOURCE provides an online network, a sourcing and business database, business intelligence, and a global programme of events that enable fashion businesses to succeed commercially, socially, and environmentally.
About International Textile Fair Dubai
International Textile Fair- Dubai, is UAE’s premier platform for FASHION and FABRICS. INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE FAIR, Dubai will showcase Pre-collection Autumn/Winter 2016 & Spring/Summer 2017 highlights. Exhibitors from around the world will get together on one platform to influence the UAE fashion scene.
Conferences from renowned speakers of the fashion industry
Modest Fashion Forecast
Meet Buyers from all over the Middle East
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