Webinar Archives

Just because your schedule didn’t allow you to attend a webinar or another Fabric Source Session, doesn’t mean you should miss it all-together! The great thing about webinars is that they can continue to serve their purpose of informing and educating long after the webinar has ended. Below you can easily scroll through a number of archived webinars covering various aspects of materials and sustainability. Enjoy!

Responsible Management of Suppliers

What are common challenges in tracing raw cotton through complex global supply chains? How do you mitigate risks and highlight efficiencies in supply management? At this Fabric Source Session, Susan Macdonald, Business Development Director at Cotton Connect shared her knowledge of the cotton supply chain and gave advice based on her experience on how to trace the management of the supply chain. She addressed the above-mentioned and other questions concerning supply chain management.
Cotton Connect is a pioneering company with a social purpose, delivering business benefits to retailers and brands by creating more sustainable cotton supply chains. Cotton Connect has been working with the sustainable cotton supply chain since 2009 and has developed a vast amount of knowledge about the field.


Workers Conditions - Code of Conduct

Why do Danish companies need to actively engage in bettering working conditions for suppliers? Should you make a company specific code of conduct and how do you implement it and use it as an active tool in your everyday business? At this Fabric Source Session, Ulla Riber, Head of Programme, CSR – Coop Danmark, will address these and other questions by reviewing their approach and procedures at a practical level. Jonas Eder-Hansen, Development Director at DAFI/NICE will introduce the NICE Code of Conduct and the NICE Manual as an additional tool to use when you work with these issues in your company. The NICE Manual is a structural tool that can be used to develop a company specific policy. 
Coop is the largest Danish retail corporation and sells goods from all over the world. Coop has a high degree of practical experience with management of supply and workers conditions across boarders and cultures. NICE is a sustainability project under DAFI, which includes initiatives such as Fabric Source.


The Certificate Toolbox (Mar 12 2015)

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Why is product integrity important?  How does certification work? What actions can you take as a company? At this Fabric Source Session, Textile Exchange will present their Certification Toolkit as a tool to navigate the forest of certificates and provide answers to these and many other questions. You will also learn how to take the first steps in certifying products at this fabric source session. If you have already begun to use certifications, you will learn how to tackle implementation issues, read certificates, and additional technical issues.

Textile Exchange is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2002. It operates internationally and is committed to the responsible expansion of textile sustainability across the global textile value chain. Textile Exchange put together a Certification Toolkit as a guide to smoothing out the path to product certification, which takes into special consideration the needs of brands and manufacturers

Fabric choice and sustainability (Feb 6 2015)

What are sustainable materials? Which environmental criteria are used to determine if a material is sustainable? How to prioritize? What are the latest developments in the field of sustainability, fashion and textile? Which sustainable alternatives are on trend? What are this year’s new fibers? Where does it make sense to introduce the new generation of fibers? For this event Benita Singh, CEO and co-founder of Source4Style will try to answer these questions and many more.

Benita Singh experienced a craving for more innovative sustainable materials and took a lead. She created Source4Style in direct reaction to inefficiencies within the fashion world. She made an online platform to connect designers with small and medium-sized artisan suppliers. This is the industry's first global sourcing platform that connects the world's finest mills & tanneries directly to thousands of creatives around the world. At this first Fabric Source Session, Benita Singh will suggests how to successfully incorporate the new generation of fibres and introduce a palette of new sustainable fabrics that are included in the SS16 collection.