Since 2019, we have been advocating for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Texpertise Network. With panel talks, press conferences, interactive lounges, influencer events, podcasts and other formats, we make the SDGs more visible and liveable. To do this, the Texpertise Network utilises the unique reach of its more than 50 textile events worldwide.
Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network commits to the Sustainable Development Goals in global collaboration with the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network (CFLN) and the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP). Our aim is to raise awareness and to share knowledge about the SDGs at all of our more than 50 textile events worldwide - from Frankfurt to New York, Atlanta, Shanghai and Paris.
Report ‚Texpertise Network and the Sustainable Development Goals‘
Between 2019 and 2023, we have steered our work into concrete actions together with our customers and partners. This report is designed to provide an overview of what has already been achieved and, at the same time form, an incentive to continue our efforts to accelerate the achievement of the goals by 2030.To the report
Our SDG action until today
17 goals, more than 50 annual textile events worldwide, more than 500,000 people a year: With its worldwide textile events, the Texpertise Network provides a unique coverage for support of the SDGs. With the help of the participating subsidiaries, sales partners and, we have already achieved a lot internationally to date. Here are a few selected examples:
Voices from the network
„Since our Texpertise Network reflects the whole of the value-added chain, we regard this as a duty, and at the same time as an opportunity, to promote the Sustainable Development Goals actively at our worldwide textile events, in order to sharpen global awareness of the need for more sustainability, and to meet the manifold challenges of our time.“
“Mobilizing expertise, innovation, technology and resources can only be achieved through strong partnerships. Messe Frankfurt‘s Texpertise Network was one of the first members and valuable partners of the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network.“
"The textile industry is characterised by stark contrasts. In the sector, one can find both traditional craftsmanship as well as high-tech with fully digitalised and automated production processes. At the same time, delivery chains are more complex and interlinked on a global scale than in virtually any other industry. Sustainability can only be achieved in close cooperation with the right partners."
Through our voluntary commitment to the SDGs and our related initiatives we are reaching the industry’s exhibitors and trade visitors, media professionals, social-media multipliers, end consumers and representatives of government equally.
The 17 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.
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About the UNITED NATIONS CONSCIOUS FASHION AND LIFESTYLE NETWORK
The Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network is an online platform for governments and non-governmental organisations, and for representatives of the fashion and lifestyle industry, within the platform of Partnerships for SDGs – the worldwide register of the United Nations for voluntary commitments and multi-stakeholder partnerships contributing to the promotion of the SDGs. The community facilitates networking between leaders of industry and enables new partnerships to be created in order to realise sustainable transformation.
The network is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Fashion Impact Fund; in collaboration with the Division for Sustainable Development Goals – United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network