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BOOK NOW for the Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles

The Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles begins on 30 September so it's time to book your place.

The textile industry is committed to action and investment in material technology and machinery to abate its detrimental impacts on the environment. For all the latest developments in aiding this process we are holding a conference to consider all aspects of Sustainable Finishing of Textiles. It will take place live online on 30 Sept-1st Oct and 7 Oct 2021 over 3 afternoons (BST).

We have developed a dynamic Conference Programme, with four Keynote speakers leading the four sessions on 1. Sustainable Chemistry; 2. Innovative Technologies and Processes; 3. Digital Printing and Denim Dyeing and Colouring. Click here to view the Programme, and the Speakers with their biographies and abstracts of their presentations.

Panel discussions will follow each session moderated by the conference chair, followed by group and 1:1 networking in the virtual Networking Lounge for all attendees.

Want to attend? Places are now limited, please click here to register.

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