Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference

How brands can transform factories, increase transparency and implement circularity in fashion and textile supply chains

9th-10th April 2019 | Amsterdam

Through focused and challenging discussions, this two-day conference addressed the most pressing issues relevant to the apparel industry. It was equipped delegates with the best-practice and know-how relating to the biggest opportunities – and challenges – in transforming apparel supply chains.

With a focus on how consumer expectations are shaping sustainability in fashion, the conference examine how brands can implement circularity in their supply chains, transform factories and ensure safe and equal treatment of workers.

The conference gathered stakeholders from across the chain, including brands, key NGOs, government, supply chain actors and finance.

Some agenda highlights included as bellow:

  Circularity: What are brands doing to get beyond pilot schemes, engage consumers and establish circularity as mainstream?

  Transparent supply chains: How transparency can build trust and scale impact across textile supply chains

  Fighting climate change in fashion: Are science-based targets actually impacting company strategy and practices?

  Working conditions, living wage and women empowerment: What real change has occurred and what are companies doing to ensure fair, safe and equal treatment of workers

  Disruptive innovation and technology: An in-depth look at the latest technologies transforming approaches to water reduction, recycled fabrics, microfibres and the digitisation of factories

  Engaging factories: Best practice and lessons learned in encouraging sustainable practices amongst suppliers

  Consumer trends and the future of retail: How will evolving consumer expectations shift the retail environment in the next 5 years?




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