Virtual Fashion Assessment and Impact Reduction Workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
Hosted by the United States Fashion Industry Association and Material Exchange

Special pricing for USFIA members: $95


Earn a certificate of completion at this all-day USFIA x Material Exchange fashion sustainability workshop centered on sharing strategies and solutions to minimize sourcing material and product impacts along the global supply chain.

This remote workshop will focus on specific ways to measure and assess transportation, material and product environmental impacts, as well as explains design strategies that a brand can apply to reduce those impacts. The course will also dig into how a fashion brand can work towards a more circular economy with their product when it reaches the end of its use.

The workshop is geared to fashion brands, designers and apparel-industry professionals who want to learn measurable sustainable processes to reach their corporate-wide climate, energy, water and material-reduction targets and goals.   



9am - Welcome, introduction, learning objectives
9:10am - Assessments, supply chain, sourcing and supply chain mapping with Material Exchange
9:30am - Transportation impacts and emission calculations with Flexport
10:20am - Measuring material & product impacts with HIGG
11:10am - Formatting and visualizing impacts with Material Exchange
11:20am - Break out activity
11:45am - Lunch break
12:15pm - Preferred fibers, certifications & standards for impact minimization with Everlane
1:00pm - Sustainable design strategies and practices with Material Exchange
1:30pm - Take-back, circularity, and end-of-use strategies with JDG Group
2:15pm - Break out activity
2:50pm - Q&A and wrap-up

*schedule subject to change


Workshop instructors

Katina Boutis - Director of Sustainability, Everlane
Jennifer Gilbert - Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer, JG End-of-Life Consulting
Nina Kaledin - Program Manager, Flexport
Andrea Kennedy - VP of Sustainability, Material Exchange
Stewart Sheppard - Director of Sustainability & Training, Higg Index


January 12th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to  3:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee - Login to Receive USFIA Member Discount $165.00
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