UKFT hosted a conference discussing the importance of sustainability within the UK textile industry.
On the 12th May 2022, UKFT with support from The Textile Livery Group hosted a conference which saw leading experts and UK textile manufactures from the textile industry come together to discuss UK sustainability. The event was held at the Drapers Hall in London and was opened by HRH Princess Anne, who is the president of the UKFT and a large supporter of sustainable textile manufacturing and has visited many UK manufacturers over the years.
Companies involved included iinouiio, John Spencer Textiles, Camira Fabrics, Halley Stevensons, AW Hainsworth and academics from the University of Huddersfield and the University of Leeds. The conference discussed sustainable practices in manufacturing and how we can grow the industry while prioritising sustainability and remaining competitive.
Co-founder John, held his presentation on the importance of recycled textiles and what our new facility will achieve and how it will benefit UK manufacturers and the textile industry as a whole.
Producing and investing in the UK textile industry is important as it ‘provides enabling technologies for almost all other sectors, from food to pharmaceuticals, from healthcare to elite sports, automotive, aerospace, construction and defence. These sectors, which rely on textiles, are part of the drive towards a circular economy. When coupled with the amazing creativity of our UK designers and some of the most innovative retailers in the world, this creates a unique opportunity for the UK industry to be a global leader’ -Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT.
For more photos and details of the event, follow the links:
Sustainability in UK Textiles 2022
HRH The Princess Royal at the UKFT conference
In Pictures: Sustainability in UK Textiles
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