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Texpertise Network supports the Sustainable Development Goals

The Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network is committed to accelerate innovation and change within the textile and fashion sector to advance the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Supported by the Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, we educate and mobilize the fashion sector to action solutions for social, economic, and environmental change.

Left to right: Robert Skinner, Detlef Braun, Lucie Brigham, Kerry Bannigan and Jürgen Schulz (Photo: Rich Dodge)
Left to right: Robert Skinner, Detlef Braun, Lucie Brigham, Kerry Bannigan and Jürgen Schulz (Photo: Rich Dodge)

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.

Sustainable Development Goals

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.’

Detlef Braun

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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.

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Neonyt Podcast episode „SDGs X Fashion — The UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action“

  • Guests: Kaira Shetty (Conscious Fashion Campaign), Ludovic Quinault (SKFK), Zachary Angelini (Timberland), Harold Weghorst (Lenzing)
  • Moderated by Geraldine de Bastion
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Neonyt Video-Statement: The SDGs X Digitisation – The Focus on Goal No. 9

Kerry Bannigan, Founder of Conscious Fashion Campaign

 

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Neonyt Prepeek Talk: Supporting the Creative Economy of Tomorrow

  • Guests: Tamburai (One of Each), Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet (Vepsi),Isabelle Riedelbauch (Cotton made in Africa), Lancine Koulibaly (Umoja Shoes)
  • Moderated by Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

 

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Neonyt Podcast: Defining Sustainability – Future Scenarios

  • Guests: Melissa Drier (Women’s Wear Daily), Kate Heiny (Zalando), Rebecca Freitag (United Nations Youth Ambassador) and Antonio Braz Costa (Citeve)
  • Moderated by Geraldine de Bastion


 

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Heimtextil Podcast episode 4 “SDGs and the textile industry. How to be part of the movement” from Heimtextil January 2019.

  • Guests: Thimo Schwenzfeier (Director Marketing-Communications Textiles and Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt), Kaira Shetty (United Nations Office for Partnerships)
  • Moderated by Carina Bastuck

About Conscious Fashion Campaign

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The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, creates high-visibility fashion event partnerships to accelerate global industry engagement to advance the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The campaign educates and mobilizes the fashion sector to action solutions for social, economic, and environmental change.

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About Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network

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The Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network is an online platform for industry stakeholders, Governments and NGOs to showcase actions, report progress and share solutions accelerating the sectors contribution to advance the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs by 2030. The collaborative community of practice aims to inspire innovative ideas, connect industry leaders, enable new partnerships, and enact sustainable change.

The network is managed by the Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSDG/DESA), the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Conscious Fashion Campaign. It is a dedicated space for the fashion and lifestyle industries on the “Partnerships for SDGs” – the United Nations’ global registry of voluntary commitments and multi-stakeholder partnerships contributing to the advancement of the SDGs.

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