Sustainable Globetrotting: OIA Around The World

Travel vicariously with our Sustainable Business Innovation team, which is on the road and in the skies and on the rivers and on the trails this week in India for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition annual meetings.

May 23, 2017

On May 14, Beth Jensen and Nikki Hodgson set off for a whirlwind tour around the globe. In 15 days, they’ll travel more than 20,000 miles to delve deep into the global textile supply chain and our modern climate reality.

They started in Indore, India, where they visited Pratibha Syntex, a vertically integrated, sustainability-oriented knitted textile manufacturer that makes Fair Trade certified garments as well as organic cotton and recycled-content garments.

Then they were off to Colombo, Sri Lanka, where they visited MAS Holdings with a team from Lululemon.

They returned to India for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition annual meeting in Bangalore, where Beth led a session on microfiber shedding—a hot topic lately among apparel companies and watch groups, and she hosted a discussion on the industry’s leadership of Higg Index adoption.

When the meetings conclude, they’ll board a plane to Frankfurt to Denver to Telluride, where they’ll meet with industry leaders to discuss climate change.

Thanks to the magic of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can follow along on their journey to India, Sri Lanka and Telluride. If you’re not following them on social media

Twitter: @BethOIAsustain, @NikkiOIAsustain, @OIA

Instagram: @bethejensen, @nikkitravels, @outdoorindustry

you can catch up with what you’ve missed so far this week. And stay tuned from more reports from field in the coming weeks.

 

Sunrise over Indore #OIASBIontheroad @outdoorindustry A post shared by Beth Jensen (@bethejensen) on

Postcards from the road: Good morning from Sri Lanka. It’s heaven. I’m never leaving. Send Nitro. Love, Me

A post shared by Nikki Hodgson (@nikkitravels) on

 

Great day of sustainability meetings yesterday with the team from @mas_holdings. Thanks for all the hospitality! A post shared by Beth Jensen (@bethejensen) on

 

Great day of sustainability meetings yesterday with the team from @mas_holdings. Thanks for all the hospitality! A post shared by Beth Jensen (@bethejensen) on

 

Morning run snapshots. I probably need one of these for around Boulder. Do you think it could tow a horse trailer? A post shared by Nikki Hodgson (@nikkitravels) on