Free Webinar: Certification & Standards – Textile Exchange

Session 2: Textile Exchange Standards

Join us to find out about Textile Exchange’s suite of certifications and standards for the apparel and textiles industry.

Mindful Fashion New Zealand in partnership with Raw Assembly Australia announces session 2 in its 5 – part education series unpacking the complexities of standards and certifications in the fashion and textile industry.

There is increasing demand for certified products and materials. Consumers want higher standards from the products they buy, and designers and manufacturers want to make sure they can verify sustainability practices in their supply chain.

Learn how businesses in the fashion and textile industry can use standards and certifications to ensure traceability, cultivation and processing integrity, and what is required to communicate these schemes with customers.

This is a free education series with global specialists, aimed at designers, brands, textile suppliers and manufacturers across Australia and New Zealand and is open to all. Each session will look at different fibre groups.

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021
Time: 13:00 NZDT / 10:00 AEST / 11:00 AEDT, Canberra / 18:00 – 19:00 MDT
Online Digital Event: FREE


You can watch Session 1: Natural Fibre Standards and Certifications here.

“There are so many certifications and standards in the fashion and textiles industry, it can be challenging for brands and suppliers, let alone consumers, to understand how they all work. Identifying the need for more education in this area, Mindful Fashion has partnered with Raw Assembly, bringing together global experts to create this education series as a way to break down some of the complexities and make the information more accessible.”
Jacinta FitzGerald, Programme Director Mindful Fashion New Zealand.


Callie Weldon – Textile Exchange
Callie Weldon has over a decade of experience working with sustainable textiles. As the Standards Specialist at Textile Exchange, Callie consults with stakeholders on their sustainability goals and how Textile Exchange standards can be a tool for achieving impact. She specializes in animal fiber content knowledge, specifically alpaca, and helps to manage the suite of Responsible Animal Fiber standards. Before joining Textile Exchange, Callie worked for a number of impact brands as a buyer for ethical apparel programs. Callie is also the founder of Fair Fiber, a social start-up dedicated to creating economic mobility opportunities for small farmers in the Peruvian alpaca fiber industry. Callie holds a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Global, Social, and Sustainable Enterprises from Colorado State University. She is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Manu Rastogi – Kathmandu
Manu is the Head of Product Innovation & Product Sustainability at Kathmandu, New Zealand. With a strong background in materials engineering, Manu has more than 18 years of experience working in the fashion and outdoor industry across different parts of the textile supply chain in China, Bangladesh, India and New Zealand. Working for the last 9 years at Kathmandu, his role is to support the team on Product Innovation & Product Sustainability as two key pillars of Kathmandu’s winning Product Strategy.

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