Sustainability Snapshot

January 15, 2018

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot

Week of January 15, 2018


We’re looking forward to seeing many of you next week in Denver at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018! See below for a full listing of all SWG + OIA Sustainability events.


OIA Sustainability Working Group (SWG) Meetings at OR + SS 2018

Tuesday, January 23 & Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hilton Denver City Center – various meeting rooms

Meeting topics include: Higg Index, Preferred Materials, Microfibers, Flame Retardants, Renewable Raw Materials



Sustainability Convergence Series: Material + Chemistry Innovation

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Hilton Denver City Center – Denver 3 and 4

Join the OIA Sustainability Working Group for the first-ever Sustainability Convergence event, kicking off at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market + Snow Show on Tuesday, January 23. This event will leverage the collaborative success of the OIA SWG by adding innovators, investors, researchers/academia and other stakeholders into the mix who will be critical partners in helping solve the industry’s priority supply chain challenges.


Filling the Void: Taking On Global Warming When Our Country Isn’t

Hyatt Regency – Capitol Ballroom

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Part of SIA Industry + Intelligence Day

PRESENTERS: Amy Roberts, Outdoor Industry Association; Mario Molina, Protect Our Winters; Chris Steinkamp, Snowsports Industries America; Jenn Vervier, New Belgium Brewing; Valerie Bone, Pacific Market International
MODERATOR: Chris Davenport


The Higg Index: Assessing, Measuring, and Communicating Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Hyatt Regency – Capitol Ballroom

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Part of SIA Industry + Intelligence Day

PRESENTER: Nikki Hodgson, Outdoor Industry Association with Klean Kanteen and Burton Snowboards


Sustainability Working Group Advisory Council Office Hours

OIA Booth #30001UL at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Stop by and learn from sustainability experts from across the industry.

Valerie Presolly, MEC – 9:00 a.m.

James Rogers, The North Face – 10:00 a.m.

Matt Thurston, REI – 11:00 a.m.

Valerie Bone, PMI – Noon

Guru Larson, Columbia Sportswear – 1:00 p.m.

Todd Copeland, Patagonia – 2:00 p.m.

Danielle Cresswell, Klean Kanteen – 3:00 p.m.

Ali Kenney, Burton – 4:00 p.m.

Meredith Boyd, Unifi – 5:00 p.m.


Ethical Rubber Sourcing Meeting

Thursday, January 25 I 10:00 -11:00am

Hilton Denver City Center – Nat Hill Room

For those interested in following up on the presentation held at the Sustainability Insights Conference at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, we will be hosting an ethical rubber sourcing meeting to discuss progress and updates as well as next steps and opportunities.


OIA Sustainability Lunch: “Trends: The Collective Consciousness and Multi-Use”

Hyatt Regency – Centennial Ballroom

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.

PRESENTER: Haysun Hahn, Fast Forward Trending

Sustainable business practices are now a given in the outdoor industry, but there’s always room to grow. Grab lunch and learn about future trends and the corresponding sustainability considerations.


OIA Sustainability Working Group Marketing Roundtable

Hilton Denver City Center – Denver 5

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

  • Higg Index Transparency Update With Elena Kocherovsky, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Incorporating Sustainability Into Brand and Product Marketing
  • The Outdoor Industry Film Series—Sustainability Project

MODERATOR: Gareth Martins, Outdoor Industry Association


Missed it last week?

  • Heading to ISPO? Check out the European Outdoor Group sustainability program at ISPO. It’s available here.
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Public Registration for, Extends Discounted Rate for Facilities Through January 31. See last week’s Snapshot for more details.




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