WEAR 2017 is North America’s only conference dedicated to exploring sustainability and business in the apparel and textile sectors. 2 days of speakers, workshops and networking tackles the question of how, giving brands a crash course in sustainability, through the lens of the business case. This is the 4 th edition of this conference hosted by Fashion Takes Action.
Delegates are invited to explore 4 themes: Water, Waste, Labour and Textiles .
Within each theme global industry experts share best practices, insider perspectives, as well as new and innovative ideas on how to bring sustainability into their business through panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations .
On Monday evening WEAR’s well-attended networking session, hosted at the award winning Steam Whistle Brewery, will enable guests to connect with speakers, presenters and fellow delegates from across Canada and the US, as well as the UK, Spain, Italy, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, India, and The Netherlands.
WEAR 2017 Speakers
Keynote: Stacy Flynn , CEO and Co-Founder Evrnu, Kathleen Talbot , VP Operations & Sustainability Reformation , Guiliana Ortega of C&A Foundation , and Ellen Karp , Founder Anerca International .
Speakers, Panelists, Workshop Facilitators: Tony Shumpert, Value Village; Steven Bethell , Bank and Vogue; Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston , Fashion Arts & Creative
Textiles Studio ; Julie Francoeur , Fairtrade Canada ; Giusy Bettoni, C.L.A.S.S.; Clay E. Hickson, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP); Daren Abney , Better Cotton Initiative (BCI); Aisha Sheikh Dearwester , Nest ; Harvey Chan , Fair Labor Association; Alex Penadés , Jeanologia; Lori Wyman , Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS); Simon Langer , Canadian Diabetes ; Roger Williams , River Blue ; Jennifer Osborn , Upper Canada Fibreshed ; Luigi Caccia , Ital Denim; Maria Westerbos , Plastic Soup Foundation; Meghan Ryan, BSR; Jorgette Marinez, BSR; Daniel Schiff, Ashoka Fabric of Change; Chirag Tekchandaney, Bombay Hemp Company.
C.L.A.S.S. will be part of two key moments on NOV 13 – Day One
Panel Presentation + Q&A: “The New Era of Textiles”
- Daren Abney, Better Cotton Initiative
- Giusy Bettoni, C.L.A.S.S
- Lori Wyman, GOTS
- Jennifer Osborn, Upper Canada Fibreshed
“A CONVERSATION ABOUT SMART INNOVATION & MATERIALS WITH C.L.A.S.S.”, Giusy Bettoni, C.L.A.S.S.