ISPO Munich 2019 sustainability material

Shaping a Resilient Future for Fashion Supply Chains

Monday 4th February 2019, 9.00 – 10.00
Angela Adams, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Quantis International, presented on drawing results from the first science-driven study to perform and assess the environmental impacts of the global apparel and footwear industries. This session provided insight into the current fashion landscape, the key challenges ahead and the tools, technologies and solutions that are helping to shape a more resilient future for fashion.

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Measuring a Product’s Duration of Service

Monday 4th February 2019, 10.00 – 11.00

Julie M. Brown, Director of Higg Index at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition explained the SAC’s approach to measuring a product’s duration of service. The Higg Product Module will use this methodology to measure the advantages of longer lasting products.

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Building business models for a circular economy

Monday 4th February 2019, 13.15 – 15.00

Dieuwertje Nelissen and Marieke Lenders, Venture Builders from Enviu, presented around the subject of finding suitable business models to accompany a clear ambition to work towards a circular economy. During this session, Enviu kindly shared some of their methods on how they go about building such businesses and business models to develop new businesses which are ensured to fit the needs of customers and are commercially viable, but also beneficial for society and planet.

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Circular Economy working Group

Monday 4th February 2019, 15.00 – 16.00

Karla Magruder, from Fabrikology discussed the topic: ‘Is a circular supply chain possible?’. She shared learnings from the ‘Accelerating Circularity Working Group’ which is creating maps on what exists and looking at gaps in our current system that inhibit the development of a circular value chain. She discussed where the industry is and what it needs to make circularity happen, the timeline to circularity and how you can support the transition to this new business model.

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Industry Breakfast

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 7:45 – 9:00

Scott Nelson from the EOG presented the new Single Use Plastic (SUP) initiative, EOCA and Hugh Tagholm from Surfers Against Sewage talked about ‘Outdoor Plastic Waste Cleanups – Improving Habitats and Influencing Society’, and Barbara Eigenschenk from the Technical University Munich discussed the outcomes of their Benefits of Outdoor Sports for Society Project (BOSS).

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LCA 101: How to Supercharge Your Sustainability Strategy with Robust Metrics

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 14:00 – 15:00
Angela Adams, Senior Sustainability Consultant from Quantis international, presented an introduction to life cycle assessments, a term that has become fixture in the sustainability sphere as businesses begin to take a greater interest in the environmental impacts of their products and services. But what does LCA do and how can it support your company on its sustainability journey? This presentation included the ins and outs of the methodology and why robust metrics are essential for shaping intelligent and credible sustainability strategies.

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Creating a Standard Product Assessment: the Higg Product Module

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 15:00 – 16:00
Julie Brown, Director of Higg Index at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition explained the SAC’s development of the Higg Product Module. The goal of this tool is to be a trusted tool enabling simple, scalable, multi-purpose, and holistic environmental impact calculations for a range of apparel, footwear.

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