The Japan Textile Salon announces commitment to the Conscious Fashion Campaign to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals as a leading focus to raise awareness, advocacy and engagement to achieve sustainability within the fashion and textile industry.
The Japan Textile Salon, taking place January 21 – 22 at the Altman Building in New York, is an innovative platform showcasing the latest textile sources. The Salon is organized by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) which is a government-related organization that promotes mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus is helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential and assist global companies in setting up business opportunities in Japan.
The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, engages global industry events to commit to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative champions fashion as an influential sector to address the world’s most pressing issues and lead a future that leaves no one behind. The campaign is dedicated to driving change through advocacy, education and engagement of industry stakeholders to create a sustainable future for all.
To achieve the 2030 agenda the Conscious Fashion Campaign urges industry event leaders to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their business models, incorporate circular production solutions, highlight key innovations and facilitate knowledge share.
“As the Conscious Fashion Campaign continues to align with prominent industry events we are proud to welcome the Japan Textile Salon and support global cooperation for their region. 2020 is the year of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and we look forward to supporting the Salon to integrate responsible marketing, operations and logistics that are mindful of social, economic and environmental impact,” says Kerry Bannigan, Founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign.
Yukari Niikura, Project Coordinator of JETRO New York, adds: “For our third installment of Japan Textile Salon, we are committed to focus on sustainability and host panels to help educate both our vendors and guests on the important role fashion has to help protect our environment. Partnering with the Conscious Fashion Campaign is a logical choice as they are leading the path for events to work with the Sustainable Development Goals framework and provide a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience. We couldn’t be happier with the partnership as they have been instrumental in expanding our knowledge on such an important topic for our industry.”
Today at the Japan Textile Salon, the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Conscious Fashion Campaign will host a discussion focused on creating a sustainable future for all. The panel will be moderated by Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships and welcome speakers Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials and Transparency Manager, Eileen Fisher, Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, LENZING Group and Dana Davis, Vice President of Sustainability, Product & Business Strategy, Mara Hoffman.
Attendees can discover a wide array of eco-friendly textiles, fabric mixes and cutting-edge production capabilities from visionary companies who are among the best weavers, printing producers, design studios and manufactures with R&D capabilities from Japan. Exhibitors include BANDO SHOTEN Co., Ltd., Design House KAZE Corporation, DOKOH SHOJI Co., Ltd., FUJISAKI TEXTILE Co., Ltd., HATAKOKA Co., Ltd & ASUWA COMPANY, HOKKOH Co., Ltd., IWAI LACE Co., Ltd., JAPAN BLUE Co., Ltd., KAGEYAMA Co., Ltd., Nagoya spinning Co., Ltd., Panoco Trading Co., Ltd., SHOWA CO., Ltd., Toban Textile Co., Ltd., TOHKAI THERMO Co., Ltd., Uni Textile Co., Ltd. and Yoshida Senko Co., Ltd.
The Conscious Fashion Campaign commits to actively support the Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development by bridging the gap between the United Nations and global major fashion events to enable the Sustainable Development Goals to scale and create multi-stakeholder partnerships with concrete strategies for action.
To learn more about the Japan Textile Salon visit https://japantextilesalon.com/