RAWASSEMBLY X MINDFUL FASHION NEW ZEALAND
Session TWO - TEXTILE EXCHANGE & KATHMANDU
About this event
There is increasing demand for certified products and materials. Consumers want higher standards from the products they buy, and manufacturers want to make sure they can verify sustainability practices in their supply chain.
Textile Exchange oversees a portfolio of standards including for animal, recycled and organic fibres. Learn how businesses in the fashion and textile industry can use standards and certifications to ensure content claims, traceability and processing requirements, and what is required to communicate these schemes with customers.
Schemes covered will include Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Organic Content Standard (OCS) and Content Claim Standard (CCS).
Callie Weldon - Textile Exchange
Callie Weldon has over a decade of experience working with sustainable textiles. As the Standards Specialist at Textile Exchange, Callie consults with stakeholders on their sustainability goals and how Textile Exchange standards can be a tool for achieving impact. She specialises in animal fibre content knowledge, specifically alpaca, and helps to manage the suite of Responsible Animal Fiber standards. Before joining Textile Exchange, Callie worked for a number of impact brands as a buyer for ethical apparel programs. Callie is also the founder of Fair Fibre, a social start-up dedicated to creating economic mobility opportunities for small farmers in the Peruvian alpaca fibre industry. Callie holds a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Global, Social, and Sustainable Enterprises from Colorado State University. She is based in Boulder, Colorado.
Textile Exchange develops and manages a suite of standards that provide the industry with a way to verify sustainability claims from the raw material to the final product. All Textile Exchange standards are developed through a multi-stakeholder approach to address gaps in available verification tools. Standards TE own include OCS and CCS, as well as GRS, RCS, RWS and RDS.
Manu Rastogi - Kathmandu
Manu is the Head of Product Innovation & Product Sustainability at Kathmandu, New Zealand. With a strong background in materials engineering, Manu has more than 18 years of experience working in the fashion and outdoor industry across different parts of the textile supply chain in China, Bangladesh, India and New Zealand. Working for the last 9 years at Kathmandu, his role is to support the team on Product Innovation & Product Sustainability as two key pillars of Kathmandu’s winning Product Strategy.
“CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY AND THERE IS NO BETTER TIME FOR INFORMATION SHARING AND TANGIBLE ACTION THAN NOW. "
Alfred Deakin Prof. Xungai Wang
(Pro-vice Chancellor & Director) Institute of Frontier Materials, Deakin University