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U.S. Dept. of Commerce Jennifer Knight to keynote Smart Fabrics Summit

Events, News | March 9, 2022 | By:

Jennifer Knight
Jennifer Knight is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials (TCGM) at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The Keynote for Smart Fabrics Summit 2022 will be Jennifer Knight who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials (TCGM) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Knight leads the work of TCGM to advance the global competitiveness of the U.S. textile and manufacturing industries through the development and execution of international trade and investment policies and promotion strategies.

Through her strategic vision, passionate leadership, and management skills Knight combines her unique understanding of the traditional textile industry with her proven experience in manufacturing and e-commerce to achieve success.

Keynote highlights will include:

  • Priorities of the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Overview on the economic outlook for the textiles industry
  • Deep dives into manufacturing, public policy including international trade, and more
  • Insight on Knight’s strategic vision, passionate leadership and successful management skills

The keynote moderator will be Dr. Andre West, who is the Director of the Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Textile Apparel Technology and Management at the Wilson College of Textile at NC State University. His role as the Director of ZTE is to keep sustainable textiles at the forefront of future textiles, cultivating a more responsible ecosystem for the fashion industry. This is achieved by education and mobilizing students, industry, and consumers to be positive advocates while leveraging industry-related partnerships. He is involved in sustainable manufacturing techniques with Wholegarment knitting for zero waste. He has made numerous national and international presentations on how textile production should achieve a total circular economy.

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