Reducing Water Consumption
Water is needed throughout textile producing processes for fibres, for coloring, but also and especially at a post-production/industry stage. It is said that 80% of a garment's footprint is decided at the design stage. But if the sustainability mantra is longevity, the most amount of water will be used whilst it is owned. There are several approaches to reducing the need to wash garments so frequently. So pre-consumer and post-production water consumption is what the panel will discuss.
Panel discussion speakers include:
Moderator: Charles Ross
Ashleigh Naysmith, the Customer Services Manager at Alpkit
Carlo Centonze, CEO, HeiQ
Jörg Tolentino, Brand Manager Men, Daniel Hechter
Genady Fedotov, Operations Manager, HD Wool
Mats Georgson, CMO, Polgiene AB
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About the orator
Charles has been in the Outdoor Industry for the last 30 years, first as an Outward Bound Instructor & then in the technical clothing. 20 years ago he was recruited into the education of the next generation of designers for the Outdoor Industry with the development of the Performance Sportswear Design degree programme, and has popped up on various projects like the Wrap.org.uk textile project, as well as a contributor to various journals & as a member of the Do Lecture team. Sustainability through longevity is a core principle.