Messe Frankfurt explains its activities to promote textile sustainability in New York

/ Photo: Lisa Rato: Partnerships for achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Messe Frankfurt explains its activities to promote textile sustainability in New York /

With its events for the textile sector, Messe Frankfurt makes Sustainable Development Goals transparent on a global scale. Accordingly, it cooperates with the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network and the UN Office for Partnerships. On 2 June, the international platform came together for its first annual meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations.

Under the name Texpertise Network, Messe Frankfurt has been drawing attention to sustainability at its global textile events for over 15 years by, for example, publishing special trade-fair guides, initiating panel discussions, offering guided tours to exhibitors with appropriate product portfolios, compiling material galleries with sustainable textile innovations and holding events such as Neonyt, which focuses solely on sustainable fashion. Since 2019, the fair and exhibition company has been collaborating with the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network and the UN Office for Partnerships to spotlight the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its textile events around the world and thus contribute to their achievement in the fashion and textile industry. Comprising representatives of the fashion and lifestyle sector, the media, governments and UN agencies, the international network came together for its first annual meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York on 2 June. Among the participants: the Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt.