Re-Engineering Textile - Avoiding Microplastics


Thursday 29th November 2018

10:45 - 11:45

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This expert talk is aimed at brands, retailers and suppliers wanting to demystify the topic of microplastics and the textiles industry. Together we will look at the entire process from raw materials to final product and end of life to understand where textile engineering can influence the reduction in fibre loss.

  • Why do we need to look at textile reengineering as a solution to this complex topic?
  • How can we map out how this needs to be done through the use of a new infographic tool?
  • What can we learn from our understanding to date?

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About the orator

Ms Sophie Mather


Material Futurist

Sophie Mather is Material Futurist at biov8tion, a company that works to inspire and transform the textile industry to a future where processes are eradicated and performance created by resource neutral innovation. She has 20 year’s experience in the industry that spans on the ground work in the US, EU and Asia working closely with the supply chain partners at the textile R&D level. Joining the voids between traditional parts of the industry, biov8tion engages at the innovative level bringing together raw materials suppliers, machine builders, fabric suppliers, brands, retailers, non-profits and end of life organisations  to create pioneering yet sustainable product solutions.  

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Exhibitor List May 2019

Men-Chuen Fibre Industry Co., Ltd.
Nan Ya Plastics Corp., Fiber Div.
Limonta Spa
Glowtex Co., Ltd.
United Berry Industry Co. Ltd.
Concept III Textiles Int., Ltd.