Atayne founder and social entrepreneur Jeremy Litchfield will be the keynote speaker at the Techtextil North America Symposium, the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, in Las Vegas on March 15, 2011.

Jeremy Litchfield founded Atayne in May 2007 to inspire positive environmental and social change through the power of active lifestyles. Atayne leverages groundbreaking technologies and uses recycled materials to design high performance apparel. The company’s flagship top–the Atayne Grind T–is made from 100% recycled plastic, sourced from used bottles and made in North America. With an expanding line of apparel for runners, cyclists, and other sweaty and fun human-powered activities, Atayne has quickly earned a strong reputation among environmentally-minded outdoor enthusiasts. As a certified B Corporation, Atayne has emerged as a leader in socially-responsible business practices.

The three-day Techtextil North America trade show showcases the latest technology and applications and the overall direction of the technical textile and nonwovens industry. The trade show is attended by exhibitors, experts, and leaders from around the world.

“It’s an honor to be the keynote speaker at Techtextil North America,” said Jeremy Litchfield, Atayne’s founder. “I look forward to sharing Atayne’s experience and am excited to talk about how businesses, especially in the apparel and textile industries, need to move beyond terminology like green or sustainability to embrace a new concept called thrivability,” said Litchfield.

Litchfield says that unlike words like green or sustainability, thrivability recognizes that environmental prosperity and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. “I want to inspire business leaders and social entrepreneurs to blaze ahead with the knowledge that both the planet and businesses can thrive together,” said Litchfield.

Techtextil North America is the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens. The show assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry. From research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment and recycling. A key component of Techtextil North America is the Symposium which aspires to be the leading conference for the technical textiles industry in the Americas.

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