Kipaş Textiles is proud to light up the future of sustainability – Sourcing Journal
Kipas Textiles has a vision, and that is to drive change towards a truly sustainable and circular future.
Last month, Sustainability Talks Ä°stanbul brought together pioneers from the fashion and textile industry for a global discussion on sustainability. The conference brought together leading speakers from the industry who shared innovative projects, ideas and goals for a sustainable future.
âAs sustainable investments and the adoption of innovative technologies become increasingly important elements within the industry, this hybrid event aimed to raise awareness of what we can achieve in terms of sustainability and economy. circular, âsaid Halit Gumuser, member of the board of directors of Kipas Textiles.
Organized in collaboration with Kipas Textiles, Orbit Consulting and Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM); Istanbul’s sustainability talks took place on November 25 at the Zorlu Center. Over 650 physical participants and 1,000 virtual participants attended the conference.
The event brought together 39 industry-leading speakers including Nicolas Propthe from PVH, Andrew Olah from Kingpins, Liesl Truscott from Textile Exchange, Emrah EÅder from Archroma and many more. The main topics were circularity, raw materials, traceability, cleaner production and digitization.
Overall, the discussions underscored the need for the industry to work together.
âComplex challenges ranging from the climate emergency to responsible sourcing of raw materials, as well as minimal use of water and energy resources, can be overcome through collaboration, transparency and sharing of resources. information between global players in the textile industry, âsaid Gumuser.
Calvin Woolley shared IKEA’s renewable energy targets, which include 0% on-site coal / oil by 2025.
Andrew Olah mentioned the Transformers Foundation, the unified voice representing the denim industry and its ideas for positive change. He explained, “To help share expertise and opinion on industry threats and solutions, we are helping brands and retailers turn their jeans into a better, more sustainable product.” critical consumers of disinformation.
EÅder shared Archroma’s impact calculator which can be used for any product, allowing companies to track âwater, electricity and gas consumption in one toolâ.
The event was in line with the overall mission of Kipas Textiles. âWe are focused on conserving finite resources by adopting sustainable materials and industrial water and energy management processes to achieve our goals for a sustainable and circular future,â said Gumuser.
âAs of 2019, 100% of our energy has come from renewable sources,â Gumuser added. “We are going one step further in our goal of becoming carbon neutral by planting half a million trees by 2025.”
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