Meryl Fabrics® Joins Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide, Sponsors Global Summit

PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2022 will be in partnership with Meryl Fabrics®  

As a pioneer in hi-tech sustainable materials and owners of the first in-house circular economy offering, Meryl Fabrics® is proud to launch its range of recyclable textiles as a headline sponsor of the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide, PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2022. The global event is dedicated to strengthening the influence of the uniform, workwear, and personal protective equipment (PPE) industry and driving its sustainable development. Meryl Fabrics® is revolutionising the way in which textiles are manufactured to eliminate microplastic shedding and reduce the overall environmental impact of professional clothing by closing the loop.

The 2022 PCIAW® Summit & Awards will take place on October 11-12 at the Park Plaza London Riverbank, in partnership with Meryl Fabrics®. The networking event and exhibition connects industry professionals from around the world throughout the supply chain. With Meryl Fabrics® innovating to solve the sustainability problem of textiles, they will help to preside over one of the largest gatherings of global apparel executives and influencers, and further industry collaboration.

“Partnering with PCIAW® made sense for Meryl® as we focus on radically transforming the sustainability of professional clothing,” says Peter Clodd-Broom, Co-Founder and Director of Meryl Fabrics®. “Our fabrics are certified to eradicate microplastic pollution and water waste, whilst removing the need for chemicals and solvents, in a fully circular system.

Driven by problem solving, the award-winning Meryl Fabrics® uses Nylstar Hydrogen bonding technology to enhance the molecular structure of fibres; seal-in microplastics within the yarn and improve the durability of garments. Their continual innovation in Meryl® EcoDye offers a waterless dyeing process, saving 3,000 litres of water per 300m of fabric as they re-engineer the present of apparel. Meryl Fabrics® seeks to replace cotton with its exceptionally soft touch fabrics that feature natural stretch and moisture management properties that are designed to be recycled and offer other businesses a fully circular model in one place.

“PCIAW® is the first member-led organisation to represent the global companies of the professional clothing industry,” states Yvette Ashby, Founder and CEO of PCIAW®. “We encompass the entire supply chain from buyers, suppliers, manufactures, and distributors and take pride in being the association that connects international partners for collaboration and education. I am proud to have Meryl Fabrics® as a Trusted Member and as a headline sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2022. Their innovation and dedication to the sustainable transformation of our industry is exactly what we need to see, and I am excited to support them on their mission for global growth.”

The PCIAW® Summit 2022 will focus on the key issues of the day, with expert speakers sharing exclusive insights on solutions and opportunities in times of disrupted supply chains with a glimpse into the future of the technology-driven professional clothing industry. Across the two-day conference, leading players in the uniform, workwear and PPE markets will exhibit innovations, selecting garments to adorn this year’s newly added fashion show, bringing flair and excitement to an educational experience like no other. Following the Summit, the PCIAW® Awards 2022, will celebrate success, progress, and rising stars in the industry with a champagne reception and three course gala dinner.

 About Meryl®

 Meryl Fabrics® is a hi-tech, innovative textile manufacturer producing a range of environmentally sustainable fabrics, offering ‘infinite recyclability’. Re-engineering the present and future of apparel, its mission is to lead a radical change in the textile industry through advanced hydrogen technology, creating 100% recyclable, high-performance fabrics which do not release microplastics, with no water consumption and no use of chemicals. All Meryl Fabrics® products are treated with a permanent antiviral-effect, antibacterial and anti-fungal technology co-developed alongside their virology partner, HeiQ.

Meryl Fabrics® is dedicated to reducing the negative impact of the textile industry on the environment, providing large industries with the expertise as we drive forwards into the circular economy and complete sustainability.

For more information on Meryl Fabrics®, visit the website here.