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Navigating Textile Supply Chain Certifications

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How do fashion brands add transparency to their suppliers network? How do you, as a brand, get started with the certification process?

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

In this 3-hour lecture, we will learn how to navigate the obscure landscape of certifications in the fashion supply chain. The session will include answers to the following questions and information points:

• How do traders document environmental & social aspects?
• How do production units document environmental & social aspects?
• Chemicals a more detailed explanation for printing/production
• Labour Rights for certifications in a more detailed explanation
• Non Compliance what does it mean?
• Basic introduction to Transaction Certificates
• The rules for logo usage and marketing claims

Basic Introductions to GOTS, OCS, GRS, RCS, RWS, RDS, BCI and OEKOTEX
• Defining terms commonly used in sustainable fashion
• What does supply chain transparency through certifications mean?
• What is the difference of the programs listed above?
• What is the advantage for my company when being certified?
• What is the end consumer’s perspective on certified clothing?
• How does a textile audit look like in a nutshell
• The Social Aspects of the most common standard as an introduction
• The Environmental Aspects of the most common standard as an introduction incl. chemicals

My company is certified so what’s next
• Annual costs and routines
• Everyday demands when handling with certified goods
• How to find suppliers

Whether you're just starting out or have an established brand you’ll leave this workshop with a plethora of knowledge and tons of new ideas to help you develop and build your brand with sustainability and mindfulness at its core.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Dorothee Sarah Spehar is a fashion sustainability consultant and textile diversity specialist working and living between Berlin, Copenhagen and New York.

Additionally to her studies at Amsterdam Fashion Institute she holds a Design & Business Degree specialised in Sustainable Supply Chain Management for Textile Businesses from KEA Copenhagen. Previous her entrepreneurial projects, DS spent 10+ years with international retailers, fashion PR and fashion event production. Amongst other clients she is currently working for Control Union Germany, UK and Netherlands as s textile auditor & compliance trainer all around the world.

Her work with DS AGENCY focuses on supply chain transparency, compliance guiding and the motivation to explore new disrupted creative markets through retail and wholesale events.

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