Wednesday, 1/23/2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 1C04

Reducing Water Consumption in Textiles

The textile industry uses vast amounts of water for finishing and dyeing, often because technology hasn't advanced much since the 1800's. New innovations are on the horizon that help the industry be a more responsible consumer.

*Organized by Lenzing Fibers
Subject to change without notice
  • Speaker: Global Marketing, Taylor Home Fashions

    Jennifer Thompson, heads Global Marketing for Taylor Home & Fashions. which creates fabrics and yarns that are colored using wildly sustainable methods. Their GiDelaveTM and Eco-Melange TM product lines have some of the most compelling sustainable foot printa in the industry. Jennifer is a veteran of the textile industry, spending over 25 years in textile and product design. After leaving Target Co. where she led textile design for woman & apparel and accessories she pledged to only work on projects that are sustainable, passionate, and progressive. Taylor Home & Fashions sustainable line does just that. Jennifer lives a portfolio life, where she combines her passion for great product & design, sustainability, and innovative company cultures. When not traveling around the world promoting sustainability and innovation; Jennifer and her husband Allen can be found in the Uwharrie National Forest where they currently live in their sustainable home and farm.