Sustainability Snapshot

May 13, 2019

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot

Week of May 13, 2019

Registration for the OIA Sustainability Working Group Meetings at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2019 is Open – Please Register by May 24 OIA’s Sustainability Working Group wants to make environmental and social best practices in the supply chain a core value in the outdoor industry. June 17, just prior to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, will be dedicated to sustainability training and meetings, focused at identifying and scaling best practices in outdoor industry supply chains. These meetings are intended for supply chain actors within the outdoor industry (brands, suppliers, retailers).

View the agenda here and register todayPlease register by May 24 so we can ensure there is enough space and refreshment for everyone. We are also working to ensure the content is targeted to the companies in the room. Your early registration helps us provide you with more relevant training and education.


Denver Sustainability Boot Camp Registration Extended: Our inaugural Boot Camp in Seattle, WA, was SOLD OUT. Don’t miss your chance to attend the second event in this series of immersive trainings that will truly kick start your sustainable supply chain journey.

  • When:  Sunday June 16, 2019 (Sustainability Working Group meetings to follow on Monday, June 17)
  • Who: small to midsize brands
  • Where: The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkin’s Opera House, Denver, CO

Learn more here and register today!      


Tools and Resources – New Climate Guidance Now Available: The Getting Started Guide: Scope 1 is now available for download online.  This is the first of a three-part series designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to develop an action plan to reduce GHG emissions across their value chain. This guide focuses on measuring and managing Scope 1 GHG emissions. You can access it here.

Join 100+ companies participating in Textile Exchange 2019 Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program:The Preferred Fiber and Materials (PFM) Benchmark Program (now known as the Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program) is the place for brands and retailers to measure, track and benchmark progress in fiber and material sustainability. Whether absolute beginners or sustainability leaders, join the PFM Benchmark community to create impact through your preferred fiber and material choices. As a participant, you will receive a comprehensive feedback report allowing you to compare your progress to that of your peers. The 2019 reporting cycle will be open for submissions from May 1 to June 14, 2019.   If you would like to participate in the 2019 CFMB, please register here, you can get more information on the CFMB, see the 2018 results, or download the 2018 Insights report here:


Textile Exchange Organic Content Standard (OCS) Revision Kick-Off Call This Thursday: This is a multi-stakeholder process that follows the open and transparent principles, as defined by ISEAL’s Codes of Practice. The Revision process begins May 2019, and we anticipate releasing the revised OCS 3.0 by early 2020. The revision will be focused on ensuring that the standard continues to meet its goals and drives incentives towards best practices in the down industry.

Textile Exchange invites you to join the kick-off call of the OCS International Working Group. International Working Group members are involved in regular phone calls, review of documents, and providing your experience and expertise for the updated standard. The first call will provide you with an overview of the process, and you will have the opportunity to join the IWG following the call.

OCS International Working Group Kick-off Call, Thursday, May 16, 2019. 9:00 am, MT

About the Organic Content Standard:The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a chain of custody standard to track organic raw materials (certified to an IFOAM-approved organic farm standard) through the supply chain. It does not address the use of chemicals or any social or environmental aspects of production beyond the integrity of the organic material. The OCS uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS). Learn more at


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