The 2023 International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Annual Conference, held from November 4th to 6th, took place in Keqiao, China, and was attended by the Brazilian Cotton Growers Association’s (Abrapa) director of International Relations, Marcelo Duarte.  

The main topic was digitalization and circularity in the textile industry. At the event, emphasis was given to the importance of integrating innovation with respect for the environment, showing how international cooperation can boost the industry in line with global sustainability goals. 

Abrapa, through the Cotton Brazil program (the global brand for Brazilian cotton), emphasises the quality of Brazilian cotton, as well as the traceability and reliability of supply to customers around the world.   

“Fibre consumption continues to grow, and the outlook is for an increase in demand of 27 million tonnes in eight years. However, there is a lot of discussion about the supply to meet this demand coming from synthetic fibres. If the focus is in fact on a more sustainable future, then Cotton Brazil could be fundamental in expanding the supply of a product that is more environmentally responsible than synthetic fabrics.”, said Marcelo Duarte.  

About Cotton Brazil

Since the program began in 2019, the Cotton Brazil brand has represented the Brazilian cotton production chain on a global scale, prioritizing activities and events in ten countries: China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Turkey and Egypt.