Material Exchange

One-day Fashion Assessment and Impact-Reduction Remote Workshop

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Fashion Assessment and
Impact-Reduction Remote Workshop

Fashion Assessment and Impact-Reduction Remote Workshop

Focused on reducing supply chain, material, and product impacts along the fashion-product lifecycle

Thursday, January 12, 2023
9am-3pm EST

Earn a certificate of completion at this all-day USFIA x Material Exchange fashion sustainability workshop centered on assessing products, minimizing impacts, and understanding sustainable design and sourcing how-to’s. 

Learn to measure, assess, and reduce the footprint of the clothing you design and produce.

This online workshop is geared toward working fashion professionals looking to deepen their knowledge of measurable ways to increase the sustainability of their brand products.

Sustainable fashion workshop details:

An all-day course on fashion sustainability focused on sharing strategies and solutions to minimize material and product impacts along the global supply chain. Fast-paced and hands-on, this seminar will target sustainable design strategies and practices; responsible global-sourcing approaches; transport impact calculations; supply chain mapping; material and product assessments; and action plans and roadmaps so that fashion brands, designers, and apparel-industry professionals can learn to add measurable sustainable processes, actions, and goals at their companies. All attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

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Workshop instructors

Jennifer Gilbert JG, End-of-Life Consulting


Jennifer Gilbert
Founder, JDG Group Consulting
Former CMO, I:Collect N.A.

Dig into ways to create a successful and engaging take-back program and achievable product downcycling, recycling, and repurposing.

Stewart Sheppard, Higg Index

Material and product impacts and assessments

Stewart Sheppard
Director of Sustainability & Training

Higg Index

Measure and assess the environmental impacts of your materials and product styles.

Preferred fibers, certifications, and standards for impact minimization

Katina Boutis
Director of Sustainability

Nina Kaledin Flexport

Transportation impacts and emission calculations

Nina Kaledin
Program Manager

Gain expertise on how to measure and calculate the CO2 emissions of your fashion product’s supply chain.

andrea kennedy material exchange

Impact-reduction strategies

Andrea Kennedy
VP of Sustainability
Material Exchange

Learn ways and approaches to development, sourcing, and design so that your materials and products can be produced more responsibly and sustainably and work toward circularity.

Atnyel Guedj, Made2Flow

Tier 1 and 2 impacts and action plans

Atnyel Guedj,
Chief Product Officer

Make plans to reduce the impacts of your products and make sustainable changes along your supply chain.




Welcome, introductions and learning objectives w/ USFIA


Assessments, life cycle stages, supply chains w/ Material Exchange


Transportation impacts and emission calculations w/ Flexport


Material & product impacts w/ Higg


Formatting and visualizing impacts w/ Material Exchange


Break-out activity time


Lunch break 


Preferred fibers and certifications for impact minimization w/ Everlane


Sustainable design strategies w/ Material Exchange


Take-back, circularity, and end-of-use strategies w/ JDG Group


Break-out activity time


Q&A time

*Workshop schedule subject to change.

Register for the workshop

Register for the Fashion Assessment and Impact-Reduction Workshop here.
We look forward to digging into all the tangible and actionable ways to decrease fashion impacts together with you on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Class fee: $165
Special pricing for USFIA members: $95

Thank you to our sponsors!