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 and Lifestyle Network, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, we educate and mobilise the fashion sector to action solutions for social, economic, and environmental change.
Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network commits to the Sustainable Development Goals in global collaboration with the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network 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.Learn more about Messe Frankfurt's commitment
‘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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About Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network
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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