Materials Traceability short presentation at ISPO

Tuesday 30th January at 12.30 – 13.00hrs

Room B52, East Entrance, ISPO*

The EOG’s Sustainability Working Group is please to announce a short presentation at ISPO from the new Material Traceability Working Group (MTWG). Traceability is the focus, as it is the key for brands to be able to make claims about their products and to be able to tell customers and NGOs how and where their products are manufactured. This new Group will be composed of different ‘task forces’ that are composed of experts and or interested stakeholders in specific material supply chains. Initially, the plan is to launch a Down Task Force to establish traceability systems for down and feather supply chains and a Content Claims Standard Task Force to expose the work the Textile Exchange has done with the CCS to a broader audience.

“There has been a steady trend for the supply chain to become more complicated and lacking in transparency over the past two decades. The process of creating products which are compatible with the values shared by most of us will not be easy. However, though it may take time, we have to start to co-operate to find and implement possible solutions. Making sure the supply chain is easier to trace is one of the industry’s key tasks in the upcoming decade and we therefore encourage all brands to join the meeting.”  comments EOG secretary general Mark Held.

The MTWG will be composed of different ‘task forces’ that are composed of experts and or interested stakeholders in specific material supply chains.  Initially,  the plan is to launch a Down Task Force to establish traceability systems for down and feather supply chains and a Content Claims Standard Task Force to expose the work the Textile Exchange has done with the CCS to a broader audience, and to finalise the standard and implement it in various supply chains.

The MTWG, Chaired by Steve Richardson from Patagonia and Vice-Chaired by Anne Gillespie from Textile Exchange will have a short presentation followed by a discussion on Tuesday 31st January, at 12.30, in Room B52, anyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend.

 

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