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LONDON – An online conference in September will focus on challenges and opportunities for naturel fibres industries. Focusing on alpaca, cashmere, mohair, and wool, the event will address topical issues facing these industries, including life cycle assessment (LCA), and the European Union’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF).

The virtual event will cover trends, challenges, and innovations within the four industries and how they are impacting growers and herders around the world.

The three-day conference will look at LCAs for natural fibres, including expert comment and insight. It will also address the realities of animal welfare, focusing on the challenges growers and herders face.

Social welfare will be discussed, looking at how natural fibres can be recognised as the engine of rural economics. Natural fibres sectors support millions of jobs around the world, often among some of the world’s poorest communities.

Other subjects on the agenda include unlocking regenerative agriculture for arid regions, traceability and transparency in natural fibre supply chains, how green finance can support growers and herders, and opportunities for web 3.0 in the textile industry

The event will welcome over 1000+ guests from around the world, including growers, processors, brokers, manufacturers, brands, NGOs, and government stakeholders invested in the natural fibres sector.

Attendees will benefit from plenty of networking opportunities including access to the virtual exhibition hall where they can connect with fibre supply chain companies, NGOs, and government organisations invested in making the natural fibre industries more sustainable.

The event platform is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. There will be 2 sessions per day discussing the same topics with different speakers: First session (7:00-10:00 UTC) Second session (14:00-17:00 UTC).

An overview of the schedule can be viewed here: https://woolconnect.gschneider.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Schedule-Natural-Fibre-Connect-2022-1.pdf

More information and tickets about the event can be found here: https://bit.ly/NaturalFibreConnect

Buy your ticket at a 20% discount with the special discount code: NaturalFibres20

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