Fashion Assessment and Circularity Workshop

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Hosted by USFIA, Material Exchange, and LA Textile

Special pricing for USFIA members: $95

LA Textile attendees, use discount code for special pricing.



All-day intensive education for fashion sustainability certificate workshop focused on reducing impacts and increasing circularity in fashion products from design through end-of-use, re-design, re-manufacture and re-sell.

Six-hour intensive sustainability workshop, focused on sharing strategies and solutions to assess and increase sourcing, material and product circularity. Fast-paced and hands-on, this seminar will target sustainable and circular design strategies and practices, responsible-sourcing approaches, calculating circularity impacts, end-of-use options and more, so that fashion brands, designers and apparel-industry professionals can learn to add measurable circular and sustainable processes, actions and practices to their products and at their companies.  Following the workshop, all attendees will earn a certificate of completion signed by Material Exchange, LA Textile and the United States Fashion Industry Association.


Workshop speakers:

  • Annie Agle, Senior Director of Impact & Sustainability, Cotopaxi - on circularity, reuse, and waste minimization

  • Andrea Kennedy, VP of Sustainability, Material Exchange - on sustainability/strategies/impacts/mapping 

  • Jennifer Gilbert, Founder, JDG Group - on creating engaging take back programs and product recycling 

  • Tanita Gray, CEO, Shoe Waste - on footwear recycling and product circularity 

  • Plus stay tuned for more speakers to be announced!

Workshop schedule*:

9:30am - Check in, coffee, tea, conversation
10am - Welcome, introductions, learning objectives
10:15am - Linear vs circular, Product footprints and assessments, life cycle stages, in/outputs, emissions scopes and impacts
10:40am - Measuring and assessing the linear supply chain product
11:00am - Circularity, take-back, and end-of-use strategies, practices and steps
12:00pm - Materials, certifications & standards for circularity
12:45pm - Lunch break 
1:15pm - Circularity, reuse and waste minimization at Cotopaxi
2:00pm - Circular design and sourcing strategies and measuring and assessing the repaired supply chain product
2:30pm - Circularity, end-of-use and reuse in footwear
3:00pm - Group work: Circular jumpsuit redesign
3:30pm - Measuring and assessing the reimagined supply chain product
3:40pm - Q&A time 
(all times PST)

*Workshop is in-person at CMC 8th Floor and schedule is subject to change due to lesson pace, session Q&A time, speaker arrival, etc.


February 23rd, 2023 from 10:00 AM to  4:00 PM
California Market Center
110 East 9th Street
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90079
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Registration Fee - Login to Receive USFIA Member Discount $165.00
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