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April 22, 2011 - Scheduled for June 15, 2011, Sustainability in Textiles workshop will give participants a better understanding of the definitions for sustainable textiles, existing industry best practices, and the relevance and benefits global standards might have in efforts to improve sustainability. Some topics of interest will include textiles and climate change, need for international standard, current fiber production systems, and goals of Subcommittee D13.40.

ASTM International Sponsors Workshop on Sustainability in Textiles

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: April 20, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - A workshop on Sustainability in Textiles will be held June 15, 2011, at the Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on sustainability of textiles and to gauge interest in ASTM Subcommittee D13.40 on Sustainability of Textiles and the establishment of global sustainable standards through the ASTM consensus process. The workshop participants will gain better understanding of the definitions for sustainable textiles, existing industry best practices, and the relevance and benefits global standards might have in the efforts to improve the sustainability of the production and consumption processes for textile products. Topics of interest will include:
o Textiles and climate change;
o The need for an international sustainable textiles standard;
o Sharing the best practices within textiles and from other leading industries;
o Current fiber production systems, eco impact and sustainable fiber production systems;
o Sharing the goals of Subcommittee D13.40 and outline to all participants the tasks considered for the next two years to be undertaken; and
o Creating a working group for standards development on fibers.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes June 8. The fee to attend the workshop for ASTM members is $25 USD for online registration and $50 USD for on-site registration. The fee for non-ASTM members is $50 USD online and $75 USD on site. There is no fee for presenters and students with valid ID.

For more information on the workshop, visit

Additional technical information is available from workshop chair Shreyaskar Chaudhary, Pratibha Syntex Pvt. Ltd, Pithampur, India (phone: +011- 91-72924-04304;

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;
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