Workshop on Textile and Apparel Sustainability - NYC 2013

Day 1: Sustainability Basics WorkshopTuesday, March 19, 2013, SOLD OUT
Day 2: Leadership Seminar, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, SOLD OUT
Hosted in New York City at Parsons The New School for Design
“The hands on exercises were quite helpful in illustrating the major points from the agenda.”
Robert Antoshak, Managing Director
Olah, Inc.
“The most valuable part of the 2012 Workshop was listening to the various speakers representing a cross section of the business.  I felt like TE did an excellent job getting a great mix of people to attend.”
Liz Mullins, Director of Corporate Textiles
Jones New York
“I was impressed by the knowledge of the presenters and how sustainability touches every aspect of the manufacturing cycle.”
Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor
Women’s Wear Daily
SOLD OUT - Day 1: Sustainability Basics Workshop, 9:00a-5:00p,
Sustainable Apparel Workshop in NYC - March 1, 2012

As sustainability enters our job descriptions, responsibilities and ways of living, it is essential to stop and gather the fundamentals for the apparel and textile industry. This hands-on workshop provides just that opportunity with various group exercises. Spend the day with industry leaders and learn the basics of what is affecting our industry and how to move towards a sustainable future.

The main content of the Sustainability Basics Workshop will include:
·      Overview on the impacts of the apparel industry, socially & environmentally
·      Sustainable Materials – detailed descriptions on organic, recycled & cellulosic
·      Responsible Processing – dyeing & finishing
·      Ethical Manufacturing
·      Product Integrity, Transparency, Certification & Labeling
SOLD OUT - Day 2: Leadership Seminar: Communicating Sustainability - Is Anyone Listening?, 1:00p-5:00p
Engaging the consumer is one of the largest challenges facing the industry in the journey towards sustainability. How do we get consumers to care when they are berated by information constantly? How does a company engage with consumers and educate them on complex issues when there is only 5 to 30 seconds moment of engagement? And if we wish to do this at scale, is sustainability communication another suitable field for collaboration?  This workshop will explore insights into behavioral change, how we learn and what persuades us to act as well as trends in communication in an information overload time. An interactive and inspiring dialogue with an expert will be followed by group exercises covering industry case studies and key takeaways.

‘If we can't get the consumer involved, we will always be behind the curve.’ Marc Bolland, Marks & Spencer CEO @ 2012 Plan A stakeholder consultation.

This workshop is especially designed for attendees involved in:
·      Buying, Sourcing & Production
·      Design
·      Fabric and Garment Development
·      Marketing and Communication
·      Educators for fashion and design

American Eagle Outfitters
Anvil Knitwear
Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Bayer CropScience
Beximco Group
Brooks Sports, Inc.
Control Union Certifications
Cotton, Inc.
Dar Al-Hekma College
ECOM Trading
Eileen Fisher
Fair Labor Association
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Kohl's Department Stores
Lenzing Fibers
Olah, Inc.
Parsons The New School for Design
Portico Brand Group
PUMA International
Pure Cloth Co.
RESTORE Clothing
Rethink Fabrics
Tau Investment
The New School
The Sustainability Consortium
VF Sportswear/Nautica
Women's Wear Daily (WWD)

Thank you to Lenzing for supporting this workshop.

If you have any questions or interest to attend this event, please contact Daren Abney.
Group Exercise from the NYC Workshop on March 1, 2012:

Sustainable Apparel Workshop in NYC - March 1, 2012

Day 1: Sustainability Basics, 9:00a-5:00p. SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Download PDF agenda below

Day 2: Leadership Seminar: Communicating Sustainability - Is Anyone Listening?, 1:00p-5:00p. SOLD OUT
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Download PDF agenda below

This Workshop is completely Sold Out. We hope to see you at a future TE event.

(as of March 12, 2013)


Sustainable Apparel Workshop in NYCParsons The New School for Design
560 Seventh Ave., 2nd Floor, Fashion Auditorium
New York City, NY 10018

Day 1: Sustainability Basics, 9:00a-5:00p.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 2: Leadership Seminar: Communicating Sustainability - Is Anyone Listening?, 1:00p-5:00p.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

To assure your space at the workshop payment must be received before your registration can be processed - click here for online registration.  Substitute attendees are welcome and encouraged at any time. Please email Daren Abney for details.


Before March 1, 2013:
Textile Exchange will issue a full refund until March 1, 2013.  Please note, a $50 processing/service fee will be charged for any cancellation.

Between March 1 -  March 12, 2013:
If you cancel your reservation March 1 -  March 12, 2013 a 50% refund will be issued.

After March 12, 2013:
No refunds are available for cancellations after March 12, 2013.
Please email Daren Abney for details.