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Preferred Materials Meeting

July 22, 2018, 3:00 pm
Crystal C,Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street

PRESENTERS: Nova Sayers, NSF International; Brad Boren, Norrona – chair of TE’s Biosynthetics WG; Elissa Foster, Patagonia

Defined as fibers, materials or product that have been recognized by their more sustainable properties (criteria around lower impacts, traceability mechanisms & tested/verified), the industry continues to assess & identify new areas of Preferred Materials and improve the measurement, management & integration of existing ones. In this session, we’ll hear brief updates on NSF’s Regenerative Organic Standard and Textile Exchange’s Biosynthetics Working Group, as well as ongoing developments in hemp & natural rubber. We will also work to discuss and align around key outdoor industry projects on Preferred Materials for the coming year.