To biodegrade or not?


Thursday 27th April 2017

13:45 - 14:45 CEST

Presentation Area next to the PERFORMANCE FORUM

The notion of biodegradability is rarely brought up in the field of functional fabrics, but this may change as biodegradable synthetics are developed and natural and cellulosic fibre use expands in performance clothing. At a designer level, the need to take into account a product’s entire lifecycle is gaining ground, while at consumer level, growing awareness of environmental issues linked to plastic pollution may also boost demand for clothes that will ultimately disappear.

Panel discussion speakers include:
- Ms Christin Glöckner, Team Leader R&D, Hohenstein Institute
- Ms Daniela Antunes, Business Development Manager, Solvay
- Ms Sarah King, Director Business Development, Smartfiber
- Mr Matthias Böhme, Sales Manager, Lavalan

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About the orator

Ms Sophie Bramel


Independent Journalist

About the orator

Sophie Bramel is a freelance journalist who has been writing on smart textiles, sportswear and fashion for the past twenty years. Consultant Technical Editor for World Sports Activewear (WSA), she has also authored several books on the history, development and future of functional fibers and fabrics.

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