Founder Tameka Peoples will be a speaker at this year’s Regenerative Agriculture and Textiles Summit in DC along with our BLACKollective fellow Kyle Bridgeforth.
Employing over 3.4 billion people globally, the fashion and textiles industry is estimated to generate over $1.7 trillion in 2023. With 87% of fiber input incinerated or disposed in landfills, the industry makes up 10% of global carbon emissions and is expected to surge more than 50% by 2030.
Although some leading brands are answering calls for more sustainable materials and products, sustaining the current conditions of our planet is no longer enough. The need to go beyond sustainability and transition towards restoring and regenerating our lands is now paramount. Pressures for change and the climate crisis have significantly increased the need to transition ‘backwards’ to embrace the future of textiles: regenerative agriculture.
Introducing the Regenerative Agriculture and Textiles Summit. Through peer-to-peer sharing, cross-industry collaboration between the textiles and food industries, and partnership building, the summit will provide key strategies to accelerate the adoption of regenerative Summit practices.
Bringing together the entire supply chain, the Summit will demonstrate the need for involvement from all stakeholders whilst addressing key industry challenges and underpinning the value regenerative agriculture has on supporting business operations and hitting climate goals.