EOG presentations from ISPO 2022

The EOG ran a comprehensive programme of events and presentations at ISPO 2022 - you can download the slides from these below.

The Fair Working Hours Guide to help reduce excessive overtime


Excessive overtime remains an extremely prevalent issue for worker in all supply chains and has been exacerbated further by the uncertainty of the pandemic. The Fair Working Hours Guide published by Fair Wear, identifies the root causes of excessive overtime and highlights how purchasing practices can be adapted to respect decent working hours throughout the supply chain. JoinFair Wear to understand these issues with clarity and learn how to address them and implement positive change for workers.


Niki Jansen – Performance Check Coordinator, Fair WearFoundation

Niki joined the FairWear team in 2015. After coordinatingFair Wear’s work in China, Niki has been co-ordinating the brand performance check, ensuring its quality and consistency and contributing to its further development. She has developed the Fair Working Hours Guide to help brands deal with excessive overtime. Niki is also responsible for verification activities involving several brands.

(slides from this presentation can be downloaded below)

Mimicking Nature with PHA: The natural biopolymer family & alternative to plastics.


What if nature would provide performance materials that can be used to replace plastics? PHA’s are a class of naturally occurring biomaterials, similar to cellulose, but more versatile, similar to plastics.PHA’s are in high demand because they are made with renewable feedstocks, and can be recycled, composted and ultimately biodegraded in soil and marine environments. Rick, co-founder of GO!PHA, will elaborate on the past, present and future of this exciting material family.


Rick Passenier - Co-Founder& Executive Board Member,Go!PHA


Rick is a bio based and circular economy entrepreneur and consultant with a background in Industrial Product Design. Rick has worked with governments, corporations, non-governmental organisations and start-ups across the world in the transition to sustainable and circular business operations and propositions. As a consultant, Rick has worked over 10years in the chemicals, plastics and manufacturing industry and he currently uses that experience to drive bio-based and circular solutions in this area. In 2019, he co-founded the non-profit Global Organisation for PHA (GO!PHA) to promote use and proliferation of PHA.  Rick has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Industrial Product Design from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

(slides from this presentation can be downloaded below)

Growing Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) beyond apparel:  introducing the benefits and opportunities of comparable, credible social & labor data for the hard goods sector

Since launching in 2019, use of SLCP within the apparel& footwear sector has scaled rapidly - reducing audit duplication, unlocking resources for improvements, and providing high quality social and labor supply chain data to brands and retailers. Join this session to hear howSLCP is now embarking upon expansion beyond textiles, and discover how the hard goods sector can benefit from the learnings of SLCP implementation to-date.Hear examples of SLCP adoption across different sectors and the various benefits of comparable and actionable SLCP verified data.


Giulia Lemmolo–Assessment & Quality Lead, Social LabourConvergence Project

Giulia has over eight years of experience in assisting retailers and fashion brands with implementing strategies and tools to improve working conditions in supply chains. Giulia has worked with suppliers to manage capacity building programs and assessment schemes worldwide. At SLCP, Giulia manages projects to maintain the Converged Assessment Framework and VerificationOversight

(slides from this presentation can be downloaded below)

Plant Based Leather Alternatives: Some Food for Thought.

In recent years there has been several plant based leather type fabrics developed. One of the main drivers for this was to remove the large amounts of polyurethane used to make traditional vegan leather products.In this presentation we will look at the issues around plastic vegan leathers, the technology behind some of the plant based replacements, and the pros and cons of using these more “sustainable” options.


Dr Mark Taylor, Research Officer, University of Leeds


Mark helps to run the Sustainable Fashion degree at theUniversity of Leeds. He teaches about the lifecycle of fibres, sportswear andtools for sustainable design.


Mark's other interests include the comfort and protection of clothing systems for extreme and hostile environments and the role of textiles in protection in falls from height or from falling objects. Since2016 he has been actively researching the problem of fibre release from textiles during laundry. He is a member of the Microfibre Consortiums (TMC)Technical Committee and an advisor to the committee writing the new European standard for determining microfibre release in laundry.

(slides from this presentation can be downloaded below)

How to maximize your sustainability data with the Higg platform

Join this deep dive session into Higg’s Analytics andAdoption Tools, where we’ll introduce the latest features and updates to help businesses make the most of their sustainability data. This session is ideal for current Higg users to learn how to get more out of Higg’s management tools and maximise primary data when using the platform.


Izzy Joly, CustomerSuccess Manager (Europe), Higg Co

In her current role at Higg, Izzy manages a portfolio of key customer relationships across the Europe region, comprising a number of different innovative and well known brands and retailers in the apparel and consumer goods industry. Her purpose and passion is to empower customers to get the most value out of the Higg platform and services, as they unlock the potential opportunities for sustainability data to drive positive impacts.

(slides from this presentation can be downloaded below)

PFAS updates

Substitution of per- and poly-fluorinated chemistry (PFAS)in functional textiles is a well-known challenge in outdoor sports apparel.Since PFAS are widely used industry chemicals, both in textiles and other products, there are also other possible contamination sources besides the functional chemistry. The PFAS substitution guide for textile supply chains has been developed in the POPFREE project as support for textile industry, to improve communication about these chemicals and raise the possibility for well-informed substitution work.


Lisa Skedung – ResearchProject Manager, RISE

Lisa Skedung has a PhD in Surface Chemistry and has worked as a researcher and project manager at Research Institutes of Sweden(RISE)since 2013. She is managing the POPFREE project aiming at promoting the use of products without PFAS by developing PFAS-free alternatives and creating increased awareness and demand from both producers and consumers through communication. Lisa has co-edited the PFAS Substitution Guide for Textile SupplyChains.


Joel Svedlund - SustainableDevelopment Professional,Peak63 –Outdoor Lab

Joel is a sustainable development professional with focus on sustainability management, sustainable design and green innovation. He has over20 years experience of design, development and the evolution of sustainability practices within outdoor industry, in roles as product developer, sustainability manager, sustainability advisor and lecturer.Today he leads the consultancy Peak 63 which supports European outdoor industry players on the journey towards sustainability. Joel is a co-editor of the PFAS Substitution Guide for Textile Supply Chains.

(slides from this presentation can be downloaded below)

EOG presentations part 2.

For more information on these and any other CSR & Sustainability projects, workgroups and events please contact Katy, Jane and Verity on Responsibility@europeanoutdoorgroup.com

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OutDoor by ISPO 2022 CSR presentations