January 19 — 21, 2020 Javits Center, NYC SAVE THE DATE



From Berlin to New York City, Fashionsustain joined Texworld USA Summer 2019 for one day only. The full-day conference covered topics such as: transparency and traceability, challenges facing established brands, innovation in sustainable materials, and more. 

More on the Summer 2020 Program will be announced in the coming months.

A look back on Fashionsustain Summer 2019:

Location: Lecture Square
Thimo Schwenzfeier | Show Director and Director Marketing-Communications | Messe Frankfurt

Neonyt Show Director welcomes attendees to Fashionsustain

Location: Lecture Square
Liz Hershfield | Head of Product, Development Production and Sustainability | Walmart eCommerce

In a brief speech, Liz Hershfield, Head of Product Development, Production & Sustainability Digital Consumer Brand Incubation at Walmart eCommerce will share her insights on what’s to come of sustainable practices in fashion and apparel.

Location: Lecture Square
Moderator: Maggie Kervick | GCNYC Director of Strategy & Integrated Partnerships | Glasgow Caledonian University NYC

Juliette Barr | Director of Business Development and Marketing | Sourcemap Inc.
Karen Newman | United Nations Consultant
Leslie Ferrick | Senior Manager, Fabric R&D/Sourcing Dept | Athleta
Louise Claughton | Senior Director | PVH Corp.

Investors and consumers alike are driving pressures for transparency, influencing companies of all kinds to obtain greater visibility across the value chain to trace the origins of products. But navigating the origins of a single apparel or accessories product is complex, with a single pair of sneakers touching upwards of 80 unique suppliers. Often used interchangeably, traceability refers to the steps a product takes throughout the value chain, whereas transparency can refer to the sharing of all types of information from sustainability to general operations. This conversation will highlight the challenges and opportunities apparel and accessories brands have on managing their supply chains. Learn how to start to map your supply chain, what types of market value supply chain visibility enables, and the technologies helping brands achieve greater transparency.

Location: Lecture Square
Moderator: Karla Magruder | Founder | Fabrikology International

Tricia Carey | Director of Global Business Development - Denim | Lenzing Fibers, Inc.
Scott Echols | Program Director | ZDHC Foundation

Michele Zollinger | Sustainability Consultant | Quantis International

The circular economy has made the news. Is it another step in the long journey to sustainability? Will it be the system that solves our environmental issues? Join the discussion on circularity, the efforts to reduce GHG emissions and processing textiles. Gain insights the positive steps we can all make to improve our environmental profile.

Location: Lecture Square
Thimo Schwenzfeier | Show Director and Director Marketing-Communications | Messe Frankfurt

Location: Lecture Square
Eileen Small | Market Development, Fashion and Apparel Events | Messe Frankfurt / Texworld USA
Ericka Garcia | Business Development Marketing Manager - North America | Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Join our show experts who will take you on a tour of some of our sustainable exhibitors in all areas of the show.



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