The road to green recovery for knitwear manufacturers
The road to green recovery for knitwear manufacturers
From July 15th to 17th, the 2020 Greater Bay Area International Knitwear Fabrics and Accessories Expo was successfully held in Shenzhen. Sponsored by the Social Responsibility Office of the China Knitwear Industry Federation, the Knitwear Industry Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the "Sustainable Development Zone" supported by the China Knitwear Information Center and the "2020 China Sustainable Fashion Week Shenzhen Season" debut in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area (Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall 14, C45).
The theme of the sustainable development zone and the 2020 China Sustainable Fashion Week-Shenzhen season is "Green X Fashion X Technology", in collaboration with WWF, HSBC, Knitwear Light Technology Education Foundation, China Green Carbon Hui Foundation, Huimei Group, Knitwear Manufacturers: Lenzing Group, CreativeFiber, Meixinda Group, Xintianyuan Color Spinning, Sling Group, Jinba Menswear, Li Ning Company, GOTS Organic Knitwear Standard Organization, H&M, Decathlon , Chenfeng Group, BBC Documentary, Polar Academy to carry out industry advocacy and exchanges on sustainable fashion. Affected by the epidemic, Sustainable Fashion Week adopts the form of "Static Exhibition of Chinese Young Designers' Clothing Reconstruction Works" and "Sustainable Cinema" to convey the sound of sustainable design. The sustainable development zone also has "Knitwear Light Green Technology Achievement GreenHUB Display" and "Sustainable Development Theme Open Sharing Day" activities, aiming to showcase the power of sustainable production and consumption, under the name of sustainable development The industry bucked the trend and boosted confidence.
Gao Yong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary-General of China Knitwear Industry Federation, Sun Ruizhe, President of China Knitwear Industry Federation, Liang Pengcheng, Director of Marketing Department of China Knitwear Industry Federation and Executive Vice President of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Knitwear Industry Branch, China Qiao Yanjin, Director of Productivity Promotion Department of Knitwear Industry Federation and Director of China Knitwear Information Center, Lin Yunfeng, Vice President of Knitwear Industry Branch of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Li Binhong, Director of National Knitwear Product Development Center, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Knitwear Industry Branch Secretary Zhang Tao, Chief Engineer Chen Baojian of the National Knitwear Product Development Center, Dong Kuiyong, Deputy Director of China Knitwear Information Center, Qi Mei, Vice President of China Fashion Color Association, and Yang Ping, Deputy Chief Engineer of China Knitwear Information Center, visited the exhibition area. Yan Yan, director of the Social Responsibility Office of the China Knitwear Industry Federation, introduced the concept of the exhibition area and the arrangement of activities to the guests. Hu Kehua, Deputy Director of the Social Responsibility Office and Director of the Sustainable Development Project of China Knitwear Industry Federation, presided over the on-site event.
Sustainable development highlights industry responsibility
2020 is a year full of uncertainty. The new crown pneumonia epidemic has caused a huge impact on social and economic development. We found that human beings and the economy are extremely vulnerable in the face of risks and crises. This epidemic reminds us that human health and environmental health are closely related, and people need to deeply reflect on their relationship with nature. Sun Ruizhe, President of the China Knitwear Industry Federation, pointed out at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain in 2019, “At the level of global governance, climate change is the longest duration, the widest range, and the greatest negative effects faced by mankind so far. , The most far-reaching global challenge.” Therefore, rebuilding the balance between the environment and the economy in the post-epidemic era has become crucial. As one of the most globalized industries, the knitwear and apparel industry is also facing profound adjustments. It has become an inevitable era to promote the green recovery of the industry through sustainable development.
Yan Yan, director of the Social Responsibility Office of the China Knitwear Industry Federation, introduced: The new crown epidemic has made people pay more attention to the relationship between the economy and the environment. The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal is to let everyone know that sustainable development is a global trend. China's knitwear industry The Social Responsibility Office of the Federation focuses on identifying the challenges and crises of sustainable development in the knitwear and apparel industry chain. Now all links in the industry chain are thinking about how to develop sustainably. We have persisted in opening a sustainable development zone at the exhibition for many years, holding various unique themed events, guiding the spread of the concept of sustainable development in the knitwear and apparel industry chain, and exchanging practical experience to promote industry enterprises to fulfill their responsibilities. In this way, we can extensively coordinate with the entire industry to carry out effective actions, and fully address the industry's responsibility for sustainable development in the entire value chain of raw materials, sustainable production, and subsequent processing of knitwear and clothing.
Hu Kehua, Deputy Director of the Office of Social Responsibility and Director of the Sustainable Development Project of the China Knitwear Industry Federation, said: In the face of the severe public health crisis currently facing the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the exhibition will strengthen sustainable design, green innovation technology and sustainable products in the industry. Effective supply in the realization of sustainable goals, strengthening of pioneering practices and interactive exchanges among practitioners, inspiring sustainable innovative ideas and exploring new opportunities for green recovery, boosting the confidence of China's industry for sustainable development.
Knitwear manufacturer Lenzing Group’s North Asia Sustainable Development Manager Liu Shuang introduced to reporters: “In terms of the market, in the use of environmentally friendly renewable fibers, Europe and the United States started earlier than us. European and American brand companies will require fiber companies to provide Certified and environmentally friendly fibers. But now, our domestic brands are paying more and more attention to this, and we have made active efforts to promote the sustainable development of the knitwear industry. At present, we are in the stage of catching up with foreign countries, but through this China has shown strong collaboration capabilities in the fight against the epidemic, and our vision is also global. Lenzing Group has been committed to being a sustainable practitioner and leader in the field of cellulose fibers for many years; Lenzing fibers can also be used as The application of non-woven and face masks fully reflects the contribution to the sustainable development of mankind in the application of raw materials. Under the epidemic situation, Lenzing Group soon established a joint venture mask factory in Europe. Now it can not only serve adults but also Providing children with mouth and nose protective masks is another important contribution to curbing the epidemic"
Liu Yanmei, deputy general manager of Meixinda Printing and Dyeing Technology Group, introduced in an interview: Zhejiang Meixinda Printing and Dyeing Technology Group has been engaged in the printing and dyeing business since its establishment on June 18, 1993, and pays attention to the concept of environmental protection and sustainable development. From the selection of green raw materials, to the production of green production, to wastewater treatment and many other aspects, we fully cooperate with the China Textile Association and the environmentally sustainable enterprises of the industrial chain. We adhere to the green orientation through the selection and design of fiber raw materials and adopt advanced production methods. The dyeing, energy-saving and water-saving technology promotes green and efficient production through intelligent means such as online monitoring, and discharges after treatment through its own wastewater treatment system, ensuring zero discharge of sewage, and fulfilling the corporate social responsibility.
Sustainability performance identification display
Market-oriented green innovation will become the decisive factor for the transformation and upgrading of the industry to realize the power of knitwear. Therefore, the 2020 Shenzhen season of China Sustainable Fashion Week will specially showcase the 2014-2019 "Light of Knitwear" annual knitwear industry new technology (achievements) Promote the 10 knitwear light green technical achievements and their green performance in the project compilation.
China Knitwear Industry Federation Social Responsibility Office and Knitwear Light Technology Education Foundation for the 2014-2019 "Knitwear Light" annual knitwear industry new technology (achievements) promotion project compilation (China Knitwear Industry Federation Science and Technology Development Department Compiled) 728 industry technologies have been updated and investigated after nearly 6 months. Most of these technologies have won the Science and Technology Progress Award of the China Knitwear Industry Federation or have been recommended by relevant professional associations. The survey of the promotion and application of the key scientific and technological achievements promotion project of Knitwear Light focuses on evaluating the implementation effect of promotion and application and the green benefits in sustainable development.
In order to better promote green technology, the China National Textile and Apparel Council, WWF WWF, and HSBC jointly launched the green innovation community GreenHUB, inviting technical and application parties to share online technology to promote knitwear and apparel companies Experience exchange and knowledge sharing of scientific and technological progress accelerate the identification, adoption and transformation of green innovation technologies by small and medium-sized enterprises, and enhance industrial collaboration in the green transformation of green technologies in the fashion industry. The exhibition also personally implemented the concept of "low-carbonization", and all technological display results were displayed on-site and online in the form of "green innovation community GreenHUB". In the next five years, it will attract global sustainable development-related technologies, equipment, solutions and project tools, and select, promote and apply them through the community.
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Sustainable development concept delivery
From July 15th to 17th, 2020 China Sustainable Fashion Week made its debut in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (C45, Hall 14, Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center) in the Sustainable Development Zone of the 2020 Greater Bay Area International Knitwear Fabrics and Accessories Expo. The sustainable development zone and the 2020 China Sustainable Fashion Week-Shenzhen season will take "Green X Fashion X Technology" as the theme, and hold the "Sustainable Development Theme Open Sharing Day" on July 16 to promote the concept of sustainability Communication and delivery.
Yan Yan, director of the Social Responsibility Office of the China Knitwear Industry Federation, told the reporter: Over the years, the Social Responsibility Office has coordinated with all walks of the industry chain to build a shared platform, promote and act on sustainable concepts, and collaborate with related companies in the industry chain to identify risk opportunities and social responsibility. The office is committed to becoming a sustainable development platform builder, sustainable development concept promoter and immediate actor. In this exhibition, sustainable labels can be seen everywhere. By opening sustainable development themed open days and sharing the experience of sustainable development in the industry chain, it will be conducive to the transmission of sustainable concepts and play a good role in demonstrating and leading the coordinated development of the industry. .
The sustainable development theme open day focused on "Green X Fashion X Technology" and invited six sustainable fashion celebrities to share and live simultaneously. The event was hosted by the Deputy Director and Sustainable Development of the Social Responsibility Office of the China Knitwear Industry Federation. Hu Kehua, Director of Development Projects, presided over, and each sharing attracted many industry professionals to stop and listen.
Qu Jing, Vice President of Huimei Group Inman, shared with the theme of "Temperature Regeneration Plan: From [Clothes Rebirth] to Social Corporate Responsibility", conveying the brand concept of "Love people, love home, and love nature" and Inman The adherence to environmental protection and the sense of corporate responsibility focus on the three practical directions of old clothes recycling, community education, and environmental art exhibition.
Liu Shuang, Sustainability Manager of North Asia of Lenzing Group, shared Lenzing Group's sustainable development strategy-benefiting from nature, and the strategy's contribution to the UN SDG goals and client SDG goals, and focused on the strategic focus-circulation Economy, while sharing Lenzing’s carbon reduction experience, Lenzing’s scientific carbon goals, sustainable innovation achievements and other sustainable practices.
Creative Fiber co-founder and CEO Xu Yinghua is in line with the current hot spots, sharing brand cases from brand concept, product design, charity joint activities, etc., vividly explaining to everyone how to use sustainable concepts to empower brands in the epidemic era .
Liu Yanmei, deputy general manager of Meixinda Printing and Dyeing Technology Group, shared the practical experience of green production from three aspects: one is to share the practical experience of green production from energy saving technology transformation, energy substitution, hazardous substance management and control, intelligent manufacturing, and information disclosure. , Biodegradable and bio-based products as examples to introduce the exploration of green products and design. The third is to introduce Meixinda through the national green factory and the national green supply chain demonstration enterprise to build a green brand.
Dong Ping, vice president of knitwear manufacturer Xintianyuan Color Textile, believes that "true sustainability is not only a product, but also a commercial sustainability." Xintianyuan aims to "allow sustainable clothing to sink into the wardrobe of ordinary consumers." Continuously carry out product innovation and "zero dye" technology research and development, and while improving quality, it has achieved improvement in environmental performance.
With the theme of "creating a more sustainable future for the fashion industry", Zhou Jing, the project manager of the knitwear manufacturer Suoyi Group, shared the practice of Suoyi Group's circular economy from the collection, marketing, recycling and reuse of waste knitwear. And introduced Suoyi Group's "zero waste concept"-reuse, reuse, recycling, and re-development.
Sustainable design leads fashion
At this exhibition, the "Sustainable Development Zone" set up a "Chinese Young Designers' Clothing Reconstruction Works" touring exhibition Shenzhen station to showcase the leading role of sustainability in the fashion industry. The static exhibition works are the 30 pieces of recycled clothing displayed in the "Clothing Remaking Competition COP25 Show", which originated from the Social Responsibility Office of the China Knitwear Industry Federation, the Fashion Climate Innovation Special Fund of the China Green Carbon Foundation, and Jinba Menswear October 2019 Co-sponsored the "Clothing Remaking Competition", from 122 designers from Donghua University, Shanghai Sanda University, Zhejiang Sci-tech University, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts, and Central Academy of Fine Arts provided 73 sets Selected original remade clothing works.
These works strive to use the characteristics of Rimula's old men's clothing to choose corresponding techniques to express colors and patterns to make new clothes, promote the sustainable concepts of old clothes recycling and environmental protection, and show the sustainable fashion ideas of contemporary Chinese young designers. The live static exhibition works were presented at the COP25 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain. Two designers from Donghua University and Central Academy of Fine Arts and 8 universities including Cambridge University, Tokyo University, Tsinghua University and other 8 universities in the field of environment and climate related professional research The master and doctoral students of the background jointly performed the special action "When sustainable fashion meets climate change". This Chinese fashion group with the highest academic qualifications and the best understanding of climate change, composed of young designers X climate scholars, caused a sensation at the COP conference.
The first stop of the “Clothing Reconstruction Seed Project TOP30” work tour in 2020 will appear at the headquarters of Li Ning. The Shenzhen season of China Sustainable Fashion Week is the second stop of the work tour, and it is planned to continue the tour at the industry event in Shanghai in September .
Industry continues to rise
The 2020 Greater Bay Area International Knitwear Fabrics and Accessories Expo has come to an end, and the confidence that sustainable development brings to the industry will continue. As the concept of environmental protection and health and safety has taken root in the hearts of the people, enterprises in the knitwear and apparel industry have paid more attention to sustainable development. They have practiced the concept of green development with technologically innovative green products and actions, and participated in the trend of sustainable development; through this time the Greater Bay Area As guided by the series of sustainable development activities in the International Knitwear Fabrics and Accessories Expo, sustainable development will surely become a powerful engine for the high-quality development of the industry, and write a new chapter of prosperity and development in the face of difficulties. The knitwear and apparel industry will continue to create for mankind Sustainable good life.