A new international event on sustainability throughout the textiles and clothing supply chain is being launched in Hong Kong next year alongside the Interstoff Asia Essential fabric show.

The conference, called 'Planet Textiles,' is co-organised by Frankfurt, the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) and Ecotextile News, and aims to move to different locations around the globe each year in conjunction with Messe Frankfurt exhibitions.

Taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 18 March 2010, the theme of the first event is 'Changing the Culture - Placing Sustainability at the Heart of the Organisation.'

The debut conference will feature keynote presentations on corporate social responsibility and sustainability, case studies from manufacturers and retailers, and networking opportunities for industry professionals.