Sustainable apparel: How brands can transform supply chains


Amsterdam Netherlands

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The latest innovations in circular business, transparency and factory engagement

The last year has seen tremendous change within the apparel industry with new sustainable innovations gaining traction. With a greater emphasis on circularity, transparency and supply chain efficiencies coming from apparel brands, the next 12 months looks set to be another step-change year for the industry.

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

The forum will look at major issues such as:

  • Circular economy in the apparel industry: How close is circularity to gaining real traction in the industry? Can brands work together successfully to implement circular solutions at scale?
  • Supply chain transparency: What’s the best way for brands to collate, monitor and use supplier data in an age of transparency and disclosure?
  • Better factory engagement: How can brands and factories work together more effectively for improved performance, energy efficiencies and cost-savings?

We will also have focused, practical working sessions on topics such as:

  • Engaging procurement: A pragmatic look at what works – and what doesn’t – when working with procurement departments
  • The Higg Index: How to use the tools available to measure, benchmark and report the impact of your company’s sustainability performance
  • Viscose: A closer look at the emerging deforestation threat and the options available for companies to stay one step ahead
  • Digitalisation: An in-depth look at the sustainability impacts of automation and digitalisation in apparel supply chains
  • Collaboration in leather supply chains: Best practices from the Leather Working Group on how brands can effectively work together to manage their operations

Speakers such as:

  • Anna Maria Rugarli, Senior Director, Sustainability & Responsibility, EMEA at VF Corporation
  • Alfred Vernis, Sustainability Academic Director at Inditex
  • Douwe Jan Joustra, Head of Circular Transformation at C&A Foundation
  • Elin Larsson, Sustainability Director at Filippa K
  • Katrin Ley, Director at Fashion for Good
  • Edwin Keh, CEO at Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
  • Cyndi Rhoades, Founder & CEO at WornAgain

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Tanya Richard
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Asia Pacific’s Hub For Collaboration On Sustainable Development
An Eco-Business initiative
The SDG Co