2nd Biobased & Recycled Textiles, Building Sustainability And Circularity In EU Textile Value Chain

Building Sustainability And Circularity In EU Textile Value Chain

20-22 Mar, 2023 - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

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It is reported that about 5.8 million tonnes of textiles are discarded every year in the EU, approximately or incinerated.

The trend of using garments for ever shorter periods, also known as fast-fashion,  before throwing them away contribute the most to unsustainable patterns of overproduction and overconsumption.

Today, as we accept the realities of climate change, this can no longer continue.

The time has come for the industry to search for more sustainable materials, better recycling options, and increasing awareness of their environmental footprint.

The new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles sets out the vision and concrete actions to ensure that by 2030 textile products placed on the EU market are long-lived and recyclable, made as much as possible of recycled fibres, free of hazardous substances and produced in respect of social rights and the environment.

CMT’s 2nd Biobased & Recycled Textiles will gather all players in the supply chain to share innovations and bring together brilliant discussions with regulatory updates on the EU sustainable textiles strategy.

The program is ideally constructed  with a promising list of speakers to discuss new ideas on Biobased materials and also technologies on textile to textile recycling.

Key Highlights:

  • Commercialising textile recycling systems
  • Making the fully closed loop textile2textile loop possible - scaling up in a local supply chain
  • Development of recycling processes for cellulose fibers
  • Innovations from regenerative to biodesigned denim for a more sustainable future
  • Next generation biomaterials for fashion & footwear market
  • Extracting cellulose from agricultural feedstock such as hemp and flax residues, for transformation into versatile textile fibers
  • Converting algae into bio-fiber & eco friendly dye
  • Peelsphere - Bio-innovation material born at the intersectionality of aesthetics, design, and material science
  • Smart recycling of natural leather fibres from traceable pre consumer leather wastage
  • Low cost & scalable revolutionary process to textile dyeing through synthetic biology
  • DNA Traceability Solutions From Fibre to the Finished Garment

For registration, contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg
For speaking interest, contact liming@cmtsp.com.sg

Be a Sponsor / Exhibitor 

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

Panel of Speakers 

- Karla Magruder, Founder, Accelerating Circularity

- Ellen Mensink, CEO,
BrightLoops Fiber

- Outi Luukko CEO,
Rester Ltd
- Walter Thomsen, Managing Director,

- Mag. Sonja Zak, Head of Circularity Initiative,
- Lewis Shuler, Head of Innovation,
Alpine Group

- Dr. Sedef Uncu Aki, Sustainability Manager,
Orta Anadolu 

- Bert van Son, Founder,
Mud Jeans

- Andy Bass, Chief Marketing Officer,
- Anne Reboux, Co Founder,
RBX Creations
- Renana Krebs, CEO,
- Borui Zhao, Business Strategist,
- Jana Deckers,
European Topic Centre on Circular Economy
- Olivier Grammont, Co Founder,
Recy Leather
- Sophie Vaud, Head of Microbial Engineering,

- Michela Puddu, CEO,


Optional Separately Bookable Site Visit to 
Brightfiber Textiles & Sorting Facility 
22 March 2023, Wednesday
08:30 - 11:15 hrs.

Brightfiber Textiles
will open the first 100% circular raw materials factory for the fashion industry in Amsterdam. This factory will process old sweaters and clothing into high-quality fibers and yarns. This factory can produce 2.5 to 3 million kilos of textile raw materials per year. Ellen Mensink, who will be speaking at the conference founded Brightfiber and is also Founder of Brightloops. Loop.a life is the brand the factory ‘will’ produce.

08:30 Depart from Hotel Lobby - Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
09:00 Arrive Brightfiber Textiles & Textiles2Textiles facility
Short presentation by Hans Bon, Director
Tour and discussion for 1 and half hour
10:45 Leave facility
11:15 Arrive back to Hotel