FIBERcast: Environmental Sustainability in the Apparel Industry

The University of Delaware’s FIBERcast on “Environmental Sustainability in the Apparel Industry” has been rescheduled for July 31, from 2–2:45 p.m. EDT.

If you can’t listen in live, then be sure to check back to the site for the recorded version of this Fibercast (the 3rd), and preivious casts (the 1st, Social Responsibility’s Place in the Global Apparel Industry (February 23, 2009), and 2nd, Global Sourcing Trends in the Apparel Industry (June 5, 2009)), here.


“Join FIBERcast co-host, Dr. Marsha Dickson, for an insightful discussion of Environmental Sustainability in the Apparel Industry with two experts from industry and academia:  Dr. Suzanne Loker of Cornell University and Dr. Huantian Cao of the University of Delaware.  The FIBERcast guests will explore: 

  • What does it mean for a clothing or footwear company to be environmentally sustainable?  
  • What specific policies can apparel retailers and brands implement to become more environmentally sustainable?  
  • How does pursuing environmental sustainability impact the bottom line?  
  • How can companies measure environmental sustainability in a transparent and cost-effective manner?

The FIBERcast will also delve into recent findings from the University of Delaware’s Sustainable Apparel Initiative’s guide “Creating a More Environmentally Sustainable Apparel Business: Policies for Apparel Brands and Retailers”, which contains best environmental practices companies can use to promote sustainability throughout their supply and value chain, from production to consumption to re-use. ”

Source: Fibrecast

Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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