Spanish Textile Group Nextil, owner of the stretch fabric manufacturer Dogi and knitwear specialist Treiss, is to sponsor the Re-Barcelona sustainable and ethical fashion forum. “The textile industry contributes 10 percent to the emission of greenhouse gases,” explains Manuel Martos, Nextil’s CEO. “In addition, the fashion sector is responsible for 20 percent of water expenditure and textile dyes are the second largest cause of water pollution globally, after agriculture. Therefore, there is still much to be done and Re-Barcelona is a good starting point for promoting more sustainable activities and practices in the textile industry”.