IAF and ITMF Congress 2024 focuses on decarbonization of clothing and textiles


Visitors to the ITMF and IAF Convention 2024 can expect insiders from Spanish retail group Inditex, manufacturer Epic Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The event focuses on carbon reduction and demonstrates how a collaborative approach can deliver much-needed progress in the sector.

Other speakers include representatives from the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC), the European Textile & Apparel Industry Federation (EURATEX) and the Japan Textile Federation (JTF). They will all explain the new regulations that will come into effect in their countries in the coming years.

The possibilities of digitalization and AI will also be discussed during the event.

The aim of the conference is to bring together stakeholders from across the supply chain, including raw material suppliers, spinners, weavers, machinery suppliers, garment and home textile manufacturers, brands, retailers, solution providers and educators.

The ITMF and IAF event will take place in Uzbekistan, a country with a rapidly growing textile and clothing industry.

One of the main highlights of the joint ITMF-IAF Congress will be the focus on developments in the textile and clothing industry of Uzbekistan, both during the conference programme and during the planned factory visits.

In February, the IAF and ITMF a manifesto issued to address audit and standards fatigue in the clothing and textile industry.

Earlier this year a two-year memorandum of cooperation was signed by stakeholders from around the world and aims to improve working conditions in cotton and textile production in Uzbekistan and eradicate forced labor.

In 2023, the Uzbek Textile Association (UzTextile), which represents the textile industry of Uzbekistan, coordinated a high-profile trade visit to the United Kingdom to promote the growing textile sector in the region.

“IAF, ITMF Convention 2024 focuses on apparel, textile decarbonization” was originally created and published by Just Stylea brand of GlobalData.

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