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.

fashion and sustainability

Workshop instructors

Jennifer Gilbert JG, End-of-Life Consulting

Circularity

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
Everlane

Nina Kaledin Flexport

Transportation impacts and emission calculations

Nina Kaledin
Program Manager
Flexport

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
Made2Flow

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

Sponsors

Agenda*

09:00-09:10am

Welcome, introductions and learning objectives w/ USFIA

09:10-09:30am

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

09:30-10:20am 

Transportation impacts and emission calculations w/ Flexport

10:20-11:10am

Material & product impacts w/ Higg

11:10-11:20am

Formatting and visualizing impacts w/ Material Exchange

11:20-11:45am

Break-out activity time

11:45-12:15pm

Lunch break 

12:15-1:00pm

Preferred fibers and certifications for impact minimization w/ Everlane

1:00-1:30pm

Sustainable design strategies w/ Material Exchange

1:30-2:15pm

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

2:15-2:50pm

Break-out activity time

2:50-3:00pm

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!