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Wading Through The Waters of Sustainable Materials, Claims & Opportunities

June 17, 2019, 1:30 pm
The Studio Loft, Kevin Taylor, 908 14th St Denver, CO 80202

Whether you produce soft goods or hard goods, research shows the majority of your impacts are in your supply chain – specifically, in the materials you’re sourcing and how they’re produced. Yet the landscape of material claims, such as bio-based, biodegradable & compostable, is complex, and you may be struggling to sort through opportunities and vet which will reduce the impacts you’re working to mitigate, whether for your primary materials or packaging. Join this session as we review these key terms, discuss how they relate to circularity and impacts, and begin to explore questions we can ask to better understand and prioritize opportunities as brands, suppliers & our collective industry.


  • Part I (25 minutes): Material Attributes & Their Role in Circularity
  • Part II (20 minutes): Breakout: Understanding Claims & Prioritizing Opportunities
  • Part III (15 minutes): Summary: Discussion & Resources