Over generations, the textile industry has built the reputation of one of the world’s biggest polluters. Today, it recognises and answers to the call for change. The shift in environmental and social awareness impacts textile markets, business models and production techniques. Print technology has an important role to play here and explores opportunities presented by advances in automatisation and digitalisation.
To discuss and show the way in three main areas:
- circular economy
- bio-based dyes and fibers
- as well as digital technology
we launched Textile Printing & Sustainability Conference in September 2022.
Participants from 15 countries looked at all factors and global trends which influence the textile market condition today and in the nearest future: customer-made fashion, responsible businesses, quality concerns, customisation and personalisation… The event assembled industry experts from two main printing processes – inkjet and screen – to promote best practices, discuss new application fields and explain benefits and challenges of individual technology choices.
Textile Printing & Sustainability takes a maximally wide angle on the market and technology evolution. The conference covers the entire supply chain, involves manufacturers of products which support the handling of fabrics (pre- and post-treatment), the printing process itself (inks and equipment), as well as printers, value added resellers and brand owners. From material science, through print systems, to micro-factories and finishing – TPS brings together all those who drive change and contribute to innovation.
- Printers, dyers
- Brand owners
- E-commerce, distributors, retailers
- Engineers, chemists
- Production developers
- Sustainability officers
- NGOs, associations, regulators
- Everyone interested and involved in making textile production (more) sustainable
- Home textiles
- E-textiles, wearables