Product Integrity –Certification & Labelling
Product Integrity – A Review of Standards and Strategies to Support Sustainability Claims for Fibers
A company’s greatest asset is its reputation, whether it is selling to consumers or other businesses. Hence it is critical to take the necessary steps to be protected against legal and brand risk when making sustainability claims. Companies are working hard to do the right thing, and consumers are trying to understand the impact of what they are buying, and there is a range of standards and verification schemes to support these efforts. In this session we will give an overview of the main verification strategies that back up product claims for textiles, gain insight into different certification systems and standards and learn the steps a company should follow when it decides to go for certification.
About the orator
Charline Ducas joined Textile Exchange in 2009 and serves as Textile Sustainability Specialist. She is native French and is based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Her main areas of focus include the development of knowledge, information, training tools and education events to support the integration of more sustainable practices and increase the integrity in the textile industry. In that capacity she is able to combine her passion for textile, innovation and sustainability. Previously, Charline has spent 6 years in Germany at adidas headquarters, working in various roles of materials research and development. Her education background includes a Master's of Science in textile engineering.
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