Transparency: The Must-Have Driver for Change

Conference 6 April, 10:00–12:30

How to create transparency of sustainability efforts in the global apparel, textiles and footwear industry.

Transparency is the current buzzword in the apparel, textiles and footwear industry. The industry and the academic world agree transparency is a crucial driver for change and the demand for harmonized, comparable and trustworthy sustainability information is increasing. But what do we mean when we refer to transparency of sustainability efforts? Do we all have the same understanding? What are the expectations that should be met? How do we involve consumers in our efforts?

The Swedish School of Textiles and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition are excited to invite you to participate in an open stakeholder dialogue on this topic. The goal of the conference is to engage a diverse group of expert stakeholders, including academics, students, industry experts, civil society, (inter)governmental organizations, NGOs, and many others in a dialogue, which will enable the participants to understand each others’ vision and expectations of successful transparency efforts.

Outputs will be used to support transparency of sustainability efforts in the global apparel, textiles and footwear industry.

To help facilitate this dialogue inspiring panelists will share their efforts and best practice examples. The conference will be moderate by Professor Simonetta Carbonaro, Leader of The Design of Prosperity initiative at The Swedish School of Textiles University of Borås.

Place: Marketplace Arena, Textile Fashion Center, Skaraborgsvägen 3A, 501 18 Borås, Sweden

We are proud to confirm the participation of

Keynote Speaker
Bruno Pieters, Fashion Designer and founder of honest by

Sofie Schop, Senior Manager Transparency Projects, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Hendrik Alpen, Sustainability Business Expert Stakeholder Engagement, H&M

Sigrid Barnekow, CEO of MISTRA Future Fashion

Professor Sandy Black, Member of the Center for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion

More panelists will be announced in the next days…

Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues and relevant partners.

We look forward to meeting you in Borås!

For more information contact Jonas Larsson. jonas.larsson@hb.se

Register here, before 31 March »