For hundreds of years, certification has been at the heart of building trust in fibers and materials in the fashion industry. Now, there are a plethora of certifications that help brands guarantee various facets within these fibers and materials, such as social and environmental standards and traceability. But for some, this is not enough.
The impetus to go beyond certification comes from many directions, including brands, producers, supply chain partners, and NGOs. On May 17th, in a webinar hosted by Textile Exchange, leading thinkers from these sectors will come together to share the latest thinking on a “World Beyond Certification”.
The conversation builds on the organic cotton guides published by Kering and Textile Exchange in November 2017. The aim of A World Beyond Certification: A best practices guide for organic cotton trade models and Organic Cotton: A fiber classification guide was to provide a blueprint for companies sourcing organic cotton and to help lift much of the burden off of doing so.
The webinar will provide a deep-dive into the organic cotton trade and explore the various tools and best practices outlined within the guides. Guest experts participating in the webinar are: