Material matters: reassessing impacts


Expert Talk Area

Thursday 05th October 2023

09:30 - 10:20 CEST

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Brands and suppliers have been quick to switch to lower impact materials, from polyester to rPET notably. But this only shaves off a fraction of a product’s total footprint. The easy solution to making more sustainable goods is not the one that has the most impact. Is it time to reassess raw material choices and priorities?

Speakers of this session:

  • Anna Beltzung, CTO & Co-founder Dimpora
  • Andrea Crespi, General Manager Eurojersey & President Sistema Moda Italia Sustainability Committee
  • Diederik Janssen, EMEA Director of Brand Sales Unifi
  • Mathieu Liebaert, General Manager Liebaert

About the orator

Ms Sophie Bramel


Independent Journalist

Sophie Bramel is a freelance journalist who has been writing on smart textiles, sportswear and fashion for the past twenty years. Consultant Technical Editor for World Sports Activewear (WSA), she has also authored several books on the history, development and future of functional fibers and fabrics.

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