HONG KONG — Sustainability and breakthroughs in eco-friendly technology took center stage at the “Great Ideas in Cotton” conference here.
Several speakers underscored the benefits of green practices, noting that with mounting pressure from governments and increased interest from retailers, producing responsibly is becoming a matter of survival. Hosted by Cotton Incorporated and Cotton Council International, the May 22 event was attended by more than 300 delegates from international apparel brands, sourcing groups and manufacturing mills.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"