Sustainable apparel: How brands can transform supply chains

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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