OutDoor by ISPO 2019 Sustainability Material

Regenerative livestock farming

Monday 1 July 2019, 10:30-11:00

Ricardo Fenton, co-founder of Ovis 21, led a discussion about the term ‘regenerative’. The session looked at what happens when working landscapes are regenerated. Depending on the environment, herbivores become a vital part of the process, but how do we measure regeneration and what role can this play in the fight against climate change, by activating grasslands as carbon sinks? The discussion also looked at the importance and challenge of communicating regenerative livestock farming properly.

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Climate change and the effects on wool production

Monday 1 July 2019, 11:00-12:00

Dalena White, Secretary General at IWTO presented a hard look at the realities of climate change and what it means for wool fibre. This session discussed how we have the lowest sheep numbers in 100 years, the lowest wool production in 80 years and the highest agricultural debt in 50 years and suggested that in order to find sustainable solutions for our one and only planet, we urgently need to think smarter.

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Understanding and managing the impact of wool

Monday 1 July, 14:00-15:00

Hanna Denes from Textile Exchange offered an overview of the risks & impacts related to wool. She dived deeper into LCAs in relation specifically to wool and then focused further on how to manage the risks and make the most of the opportunities, using the RWS as an example of a tool with which to achieve this.

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Wool Welfare Roundtable

Monday 1 July, 15:00hrs – 17:00hrs

Members of the wool supply chain presented their experiences around achieving best practice in a sustainable and ethical wool supply chain in areas such as wool welfare, sustainable production and CSR and talked about how they are doing ‘business right’.

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EOG Industry Breakfast

Tuesday 2 July, 7:00 – 9:00

The popular Industry Breakfast presents a way for the industry to think about how to successfully operate in the future. During the latest event, we showcased studies of how this can be achieved successfully while enhancing your business, as opposed to being an obstacle.

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REI takes a deep dive into their ‘Sustainability Standard’ and demonstrate their vision for retail in the future

Tuesday 2 July, 10:00 –  11:00

Gregory Gausewitz from REI presented an overview of the REI Product Sustainability Standards – how they were developed and implemented, and where they would like to go in the future.

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A more sustainable design process for the outdoor industry? Designing products and services that deliver for people and the planet

Tuesday 2 July, 12:00 –  14:00

Dr Katie Beverley from the PDR Ecodesign Centre in Wales presented on how embedding user-centred design and lifecycle thinking into the design process can help outdoor brands to identify more environmentally friendly products and services that meet the needs of users.

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Microfibres: The evolving journey of understanding

Tuesday 2 July, 14:00 –  15:00

Sophie Mather, Strategic Director of The Microfibre Consortium, started with a 101 sprint through the challenges and definitions of microfibres for those starting out on the journey of understanding, and then delved deeper for those more actively engaged in the topic, discussing research updates, integrity and legislation around the subject.

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UV/PPE clinic

Tuesday 2 July, 15:00 –  16:00

This session addressed 2019 PPE legislation regarding labelling of garments, making claims regarding UV/UPF protection, and the requirements for them to be CE marked. This included the current position with regards to the new legislation and where it may go in the future.

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