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OIA SWG Roundtable Discussions

November 8, 2018, 9:00 am
Quartz room at Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

Thursday, November 8, will be dedicated to more informal roundtable discussions.

Please note: all roundtable discussions will be in the Quartz room at Hyatt Regency Convention Center

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am – Footwear Roundtable Discussion
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Ethical and Sustainable Rubber Sourcing Roundtable
    • Learn about opportunities for responsible sourcing in the latex supply chain, as shared by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Items that will be covered include:
      • Risks & impacts in supply chains
      • Current FSC areas & opportunities
      • Certification types & labeling
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Microfibers Roundtable
    • Updates will be provided on the four key initiatives currently in progress around microfiber shedding within the OIA SWG and Microfibers Task Force:
      • Formation of an OIA Microfibers Research Cohort
      • Development of Microfibers Communications Guides for the industry
      • Policy engagement, primarily at the U.S. State level
      • Monitoring of test method development for shedding of fibers and fabrics
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Getting Started: Climate Roundtable Discussion
    • We will be reviewing the Getting Started Guide for Scope 1 Emissions Reduction and answering any questions you might have about getting your climate strategy off the ground.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Marketing Sustainability Roundtable
    • The Higg Index and Consumer-Facing Communications.
      • If your company is adopting or considering adopting the Higg Index, be sure to attend this roundtable discussion to review and discuss the updates from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and timeline for 2019 communication efforts.
      • Please note, this roundtable is intended for marketers representing brands, factories, or retailers.