Sustainable Apparel Workshop - California 2011

Westin South Coast Plaza

Hosted by Textile Exchange and Sustainability in Review
Costa Mesa in Northern Orange County, CA USA
August 16, 2011
TE Workshop Contact: Heather Hocker


Applying Sustainability to the Apparel Industry



Textile Exchange and Sustainabiliy in Review are delighted to invite you to a unique one-day workshop on sustainable apparel.  This hands-on workshop provides a deep dive into the key aspects of social and environmental sustainability in the apparel supply chain from design to manufacturing. 


Workshop content will include:

  • The impacts of the apparel industry socially & environmentally
  • Sustainable Materials – organic, recycled, Tencel, rayon from bamboo, wool, and others
  • Responsible Processing – dyeing & finishing
  • Ethical manufacturing – working conditions
  • Product Integrity - transparency, certification & labeling

Location

Westin_South_Coast_PlazaThe Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

08:00am - 05:00pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided

 

 

 

Time

Topic

Details

Presenter

8:00 – 8:30

Breakfast & Registration

 

 

8:30 – 9:30

 

 

Welcome & Sustainability Introduction

Overview of the impacts of the apparel industry, both socially & environmentally

Heather Hocker,
Textile Exchange

9:30 – 10:30

 

 

Lifecycle of the Apparel Supply Chain

Exercise – detailing out all of the impacts of the supply chain through environmental and social lenses.

Nicole Bassett, Sustainability in Review

 

 

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 12:00

 

 

Materials

 

 

Review of fibers and fabrics – detailing out environmental impacts along with alternatives and why.

Nicole Bassett &
Heather Hocker

 

 

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00

Dyeing & Finishing

 

 

Dyeing exercise and presentation on the key issues in the dyeing and finishing process. 

Rachel K. Lincoln, Product Developer, prAna
 

2:00 – 3:00

 

 

Ethical Manufacturing

 

 

Review of global manufacturing issues currently.  Presentation on opportunities for companies to implement better operating practices.

Nicole Bassett

 

 

3:00 – 3:20

Break

3:20 – 4:30

 

 

Integrity

 

 

Presentation on certifications and authentic marketing. How to protect the integrity of your products and your company.

Nicole Bassett

 

 

4:30 – 5:00

Parking lot and Questions

Opportunity to answer questions and address parking lot issues raised throughout the day.

Heather Hocker & Nicole Bassett


This workshop is specifically designed for attendees involved in:

  • Buying, sourcing & production
  • Design
  • Fabric and garment development
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Educators for fashion and design

Fees and Registration - Space is limited to first 40 registrations.

$375 – Per participant

$350 – Textile Exchange members

Workshop includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch. 

For additional questions, please contact Heather Hocker at +1.806.787.0948.