OutDoor by ISPO 2024

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Monday 3rd June

Climeworks; How we are Shaping Carbon Removal Solutions

Charlotte Bricheux - Climeworks

Climeworks, is a Swiss climate-tech scale up founded in 2009 by ETH PhD graduates Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, and is on a mission to combat climate change by removing CO₂ from the atmosphere. As pioneers in direct air capture (DAC), they’ve built the first operational and commercial facilities that filter CO₂ directly from ambient air. Their recent offering, Climeworks Solutions, provides a tailored and holistic approach for customers, combining DAC technology with complementary solutions like afforestation, biochar, and enhanced weathering. Climeworks supports pioneers like Mammut and Breitling have a meaningful impact on the climate, by reaching the last mile of their net-zero journeys. Join this session to hear about the technology and Climework’s journey.

Supply Chain Monitoring System with Ortovox

Andreas Wolf, Anna Mack, Robert Hellwig - Ortovox

"The German Supply Chain Act is in place since 01.01.2023 and obligates German brands to monitor not only TIER 1 but also their deeper supply chains. Therefore, ORTOVOX developed a monitoring concept to fulfill its due diligence in an efficient and resource-saving way. The concept contains a framework for categorizing suppliers into three performance levels considering social and environmental aspects and an automated data query process for the suppliers."

Using food and dietary analogies (easier to digest!), she will take the time to explain why LCA’s are important for the future within textiles and how LCA could, and should be used within businesses. Let’s shift the mindset of Long Complicated Algorithms to be Lovely Creative Adventures!

Carbon Removal Workshop with Climeworks

Kyra Vertes Von Sikorszky - Climeworks

Join Climeworks’ carbon removal workshop, diving into how companies like Mammut and Breitling have partnered with Climeworks to neutralize their hard-to-abate emissions. Climeworks will be sharing best-practices on how to build a holistic, high-quality portfolio, for attendees to take home and input into their own net-zero strategies.

Circularity 2.0 – How to Track the Transition

David Quass - VF Cooperation

After years of business activity in the circular space, we still find ourselves short of the sectoral progress needed. In this session we will explore how circular indicators can drive accountability, improved operationalization and value creation across organisations. VF Corporation will provide insight into their journey of adopting the cross sectoral Circular Transition Indicator (CTI) framework by WBCSD into the fashion space. CTI is an enabler to speak a common language around Circularity, manage against an aligned direction and measure progress. Join the session to learn about the indicator framework and concrete use cases presented by VF Corporation.

Helping Users Of Outdoor Products Behave In A Way That Is Compatible With Nature Conservation

Thorsten Unseld, Digitise the Planet

The digitization of the leisure sector poses new challenges for nature conservation in the area of visitor activity control, as users and tourists increasingly inform themselves via digital media.

After all, the rules for the use of nature are not known and are not accessible online either.

With its technology Digitize the Planet is bringing this kind of information to the outdoor apps and finally to the outdoor athletes and is helping the outdoor industry to make the use of outdoor products more sustainable.

The non-profit association Digitize the Planet sees itself as an interface between nature conservation, administration, tourism and the outdoor industry and takes a neutral position in terms of orientation and communication.

The Outdoor Recreation Archive

Chase Anderson - Industry Relations Manager for the Outdoor Product Design & Development program, Utah State University

Learn how Utah State University’s Outdoor Product Design program and USU Library are working together to preserve the history of the outdoor industry and help brands and research better understand where the industry came from and its impact over the decades.

Details on the Outdoor Recreation Archive can be found at: https://library.usu.edu/archives/ora and on Instagram (@outdoorrecarchive).

Did You Say Double Materiality Assessment? – The Materiality Assessment as key to successful sustainability initiatives

Karin Ekberg, Stefanie Rieder-Hass – Leadership & Sustainability

Join Leadership and Sustainability at the OutDoor by ISPO fair for an insightful session on materiality assessments in the context of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). What does double materiality mean? What steps does a materiality analysis include? What is its value? For which companies is it already mandatory? Why is it advisable to start dealing with the topic now? What are the biggest challenges and opportunities? Learn how a Materiality Assessment will help you to navigate complex environmental and social challenges while fostering sustainable practices essential for long-term success in the market.

Reconnecting with our stuff and ourselves: The importance of Repair,Featuring Intersport x iFixit Case Study

Ben Blischke - Intersport

In a busy world of sustainability targets, data, and reporting, Repair stands as a beacon to reconnect to something deeper and more human-centered. Something which connects us to our communities, our parents, our products, and ourselves. While recycling threatens to speed up consumption, repair forces us to slow down.

This presentation will explore the wider topics surrounding repair, of how looking after our products reconnects us to our own sense of agency, creativity, pride, and appreciation for others. It will explore some of the social factors that make repair such a strong force for positivity and hope, against climate anxiety and fear. How can companies embrace Repair, and it’s open-source mindset? The example of Intersport’s work with iFixit.com will be examined, along with key learnings for companies thinking of taking a similar path.

Tuesday 4th June

EOG Industry Breakfast

The Changing Landscape of Nature and Biodiversity - Hanna Dennes, Textile Exchange for EOCA

It's Great Out There Coalition & Opening Up The Outdoors

Join the EOG team for a selection of relevant industry presentations, a chance to network with your peers, and of course, breakfast.

EOG Projects

EOG Research and Data - Scott Nelson EOG & Richard Payne Sporting Insights

European Outdoor Summit - Scott Nelson EOG & Andrew Denton OIA

Impact Accelerator Fund - Dr Katy Stevens, Head of CSR & Sustainability EOG.

Following the Industry breakfast please stay and join the EOG for an overview of important projects including the research programme and an update on the Outdoor Market Intelligence Service and the new State of Trade report. Toni Clifford, Events manager at the EOG will present news and opportunities for this years European Outdoor Summit. Dr Katy Stevens - Head of CSR & Sustainability at the EOG will present updates on the Impact Accelerator Fund and explain how organisations can get involved.

Biosynthetics: Circularity, Recycling and Future Outlooks

Dr Ashley Holding - Circuvate

What are biosynthetics? What are the major roadblocks to their implementation? How sustainable are they, really? Does it matter where the bio-based feedstock comes from? And, are biosynthetics in competition with recycled synthetics or are they complementary strategies? In this talk, Dr. Ashley Holding will unpack the topic of biosynthetics and address some of these questions and more, as well as exploring what the future holds for biosynthetics. Particularly, the potential for a circular ecosystem based on biosynthetics will be discussed, introducing learnings from a recent biosynthetic fibre recycling project.

Introduction to Circular Systems

Martha Willis - Accelerating Circularity (ACPE)

Accelerating Circularity is an action-oriented “do-tank” whose mission is to build circular systems that turn used textiles into new raw materials. Join this session to learn about the challenges and opportunities from their production scale recycling trials using postconsumer waste, and learn about the next phase of work: Building Circular Systems.

Fibre Fragmentation from Textiles: The Development of Root Cause

Understanding for the Industry

Elliot Bland - The Microfibre Consortium (TMC)

As our understanding of the environmental impact of fibre fragmentation grows, organisations want to know what they can do to make product change to mitigate fibre fragmentation. To achieve this, we must first understand how the design of a textile affects fibre fragmentation. The Microfibre Data Portal now holds over 800 tested fabrics with microfibre loss data alongside detailed fabric specifications. Our analysis of this data has enabled us to identify the key drivers of fibre fragmentation and thus, research priorities for the future.

This session will look to provide a broad understanding of the issue, share some insights from our recent analysis of The Microfibre Data Portal and identify ways you can work with your suppliers today, to create product change.

Durability of Waterproof Jackets – How, When and Why do Jackets Reach their End of Life?

Judith Waller - Mid Sweden University

There is currently no method to measure product durability, although it is key to a more sustainable industry. In spring 2023, we initiated a global project with the aim to create a common industry standard measurement for product durability, accounting for product function and performance. To understand what durability means in the case of WWB jackets, we will present an insight into why products “fail“ from a physical perspective, based on the inspection of hundreds of well-worn and end-of-life jackets, and how we can use this information to develop a testing protocol to measure the durability of jackets that reflects real usage.

rPolyester: Reality Zone Workshop

Martha Willis - Accelerating Circularity (ACPE)

Is it possible to source recycled polyester from textile feedstocks? Accelerating Circularity's Reality Zone details the who, what, and where of thermo-mechanically and chemically recycled polyester. Join this workshop to find out the reality of what is commercially available in recycled polyester from textile feedstocks. Spend time with the experts on recycling and fiber formation of recycled polyester materials, touch and feel textile-textile recycled materials and debate with your industry peers how challenges can become opportunities.

LCA – Long Complicated Algorithms? Or Lovely Creative Adventures?

Bowie Miles - Textiles Consultant

We know that LCA’s require a large amount of data entry – then some magic happens and then we get a number out at the end. However, let me ask you; Do we really understand what that number represents? What does it mean to us – as a business or on a personal level? And how will it really change what we do? Bowie would like to share with you her journey of LCA and her dream – to demystify LCA and encourage widespread understanding and adoption for ‘normal’ people. Using food and dietary analogies (easier to digest!), she will take the time to explain why LCA’s are important for the future within textiles and how LCA could, and should be used within businesses. Let’s shift the mindset of Long Complicated Algorithms to be Lovely Creative Adventures!

The Future of Sustainability Data

Katy Stevens - EOG, Debbie Read - Equip Outdoor Technologies, Melanie Grünwald - Yonderland

Sustainability is rapidly becoming a data driven discipline due to increasing demands from regulation, reporting and to assess sustainability performance as well as communicate this transparently to empower consumers to make informed choices. Currently data is being generated and transferred in many different ways which is becoming increasingly chaotic. To reduce complexity, a harmonised approach would be beneficial and the industry has developed and tested approaches to generate and communicate this data. In this session, we will discuss what sustainability data is, why it is needed, and discuss what best practice looks like in the outdoor industry.

Grievance Mechanisms with Fair Wear Foundation

Mariette Van Amstel – Fair Wear Foundation

Grievance mechanisms within the supply chain are becoming increasingly important. This need is highlighted by the OECD and addressed in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence (mHRDD) regulations. Fair Wear's long-lasting experience with access to remedy, including its complaint helpline, where factory workers can voice concerns, demonstrates the value of accessible grievance channels. Brands and factories can begin by strengthening their internal grievance mechanisms, providing a solid foundation for transparency, trust, and compliance with international standards. Join this session to hear more about Fair Wear's grievance mechanism.

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