We are committed to accelerate collective action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with the Conscious Fashion Campaign supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Through this partnership we advocate sustainable solutions and innovations for the fashion and textile sector to address the world’s most pressing social, economic and environmental issues.
Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network commits to the Sustainable Development Goals in global collaboration with the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Our aim is to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into our about 60 leading international textile trade fairs attracting more than 23,000 companies and over half a million trade visitors annually.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery. The Sustainable Development Goals are vital for a recovery that leads to greener, more inclusive economies, and stronger, more resilient societies.
‘Along with digitalisation, sustainability is a topic exerting a significant influence on the global textile industry. Messe Frankfurt has been accompanying this development with its worldwide textile events under the umbrella of the Texpertise Network for more than ten years. It is therefore a logical conclusion that the SDGs are being integrated in our worldwide textile events to generate acute awareness of the importance of sustainability in the industry.’
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Texpertise Network events on the SDGs
Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network is promoting the SDGs internationally in the framework of panel talks, press conferences, SDG lounges and more.
For all those who have missed the talks, our podcasts provide the opportunity to listen to some of the talks.
Neonyt Podcast episode „SDGs X Fashion — The UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action“ from the Neonyt conference Fashionsustain January 2020.
- Kaira Shetty, Conscious Fashion Campaign
- Ludovic Quinault, SKFK
- Zachary Angelini, Timberland
- Harold Weghorst, Lenzing
Moderated by Geraldine de BastionTo the Neonyt Podcast episodes
Heimtextil Podcast episode 4 “SDGs and the textile industry. How to be part of the movement” from Heimtextil January 2019.
- Thimo Schwenzfeier, Director Marketing-Communications Textiles and Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt
- Kaira Shetty, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Moderated by Carina BastuckTo the Heimtextil Podcast episodes
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