Congress 2022: “Reset the wool industry for a sustainable and prosperous future”

The 91st annual Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) concluded 25 October in Puyuan-Tongxiang, one of China’s leading textile hubs.

Hosts China Wool Textile Association (CWTA) showcased the local wool and textile industry’s leadership and commitment to sustainability, unveiling the six-point Puyuan Declaration for the Sustainable Development of the Wool Textile Industry, signed by the authorities of the local municipalities and supported by Congress delegates.

Puyuan is home to China’s largest sweater market and wool distribution centre. Tongxiang is rooted in the silk trade, and many important Chinese wool processors and manufacturers are located here.

The Congress took place 24-25 October in a hybrid format attended by some 500 participants online in China and around the world.

Congress sessions featured wool market intelligence, sustainability, a Puyuan Forum, and a keynote address from Mr Sun Ruizhe, Chair of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and President of International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF).

Download the 91st Congress Media Release (PDF).

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