32nd International Cotton Conference in Bremen with innovative programme focus

From 19 to 21 March, the international cotton world will be gathering once again in Bremen. The Bremen Cotton Exchange and FIBRE e.V. are jointly hosting what is now the 32nd International Cotton Conference in Bremen’s Town Hall.

We spend a large amount of our lives in cotton. For thousands of years we have surrounded ourselves with this wonderful natural fibre, wearing it, and sleeping in it. Cotton is one of the most important fibres in the clothing industry. But what exactly is the end consumer looking for? We will be asking many questions - aimed at both ourselves and the end consumer: What do customers expect at the point of sale, and what technical developments are in place to meet customers’ wishes?

Once the permanently topical subject "Impact of China's Policies on World Cotton Consumption" has been highlighted by Ray Butler from Cotton Outlook, Great Britain, it will be over to Mark Messura of Cotton Incorporated, USA, who will continue the proceedings with the conference topic: "Assessing the Fundamental Drivers for Cotton Demand", which looks at the impact of trends in consumer demand and at currently emerging trends. The American company Cotton Incorporated has a high global profile in the world of cotton and among end consumers and is deemed to have its finger very much on the pulse. 
Used look, distressed fabrics, increasing interest in vintage: the demands placed on the POS are many and varied, ranging from the individual item of clothing through to conformity. It is now possible to achieve numerous different and extreme effects, which can, however, be accompanied by a range of problems: Bernhold Emme Zumpe, WKS Textilveredlungs- GmbH, Germany is focussing his attention on the topic of fabric finishing in the fashion world.

But quality begins in the field: Ciro Rosolem from Sao Paulo State University, Brazil, explains the influences cotton is exposed to while it is still growing, and how seed quality can affect fibre quality.


The conference also turns the spotlight on measuring technology, giving answers to questions such as how fibre properties can be determined in the field. And – a key factor in the eyes of modern end consumers – what is the origin of the cotton in a specific textile? How can DNA marking help to trace a product back to the field? 

But it is ultimately the products that really count, and the conference gives professionals the chance to take a closer look and learn more about new developments and areas of application for cotton-based textiles in the non-woven sector, for technical, medical and cosmetic applications.

In March, Bremen will be providing a wealth of answers. From the cultivation of cotton, through to processing, finishing, and daily wearing comfort, the conference will be presenting and discussing analyses, insights, research results and solutions. It will also highlight sustainability in production, textile processing and clothing use – a subject of increasing importance to the modern consumer.

To register and find out more about the conference programme, please go to: www.baumwollboerse.de
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