The gap between CSR & Fabric Selection: how big is it?


Expert Talk Area

Thursday 05th October 2023

11:55 - 12:45 CEST

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Design & Development teams are able to provide easy wins for product brands to help reduce the impacts of what brands produce. Fibrant have been the drivers of a survey exploring this area & they have assembled a panel to discuss the findings from it that will stretch into EU Green Deal legislation and the importance of different Chain of Custody models such as Mass Balance.

Additional speakers on stage:

René Bethman, Senior Innovation Manager Materials and Manufacturing & Consultant VAUDE Academy for sustainable business, VAUDE GmbH & Co. KG
Mark Taylor, FHEA, Research Fellow in LITAC, Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour, School of Design at the University of Leeds

About the orator

Mr Giovanni Henssen

Fibrant BV

Manager Business Development & Sustainability

Giovanni has almost 30 years of experience in textiles business as Quality & Technical Support, Product & Application Development, Business Development and Sales. He worked 10 years for Dupont/Invista supporting the Lycra® apparel business and more than 15 years active in the high performance fiber business at DSM Dyneema. Since 2021 working for Fibrant as Manager Business Development & Sustainability developing and driving a more sustainable nylon business.

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