The University of Delaware cordially invites you to join our
next live, audio FIBERcast --
"Environmental Sustainability in the Apparel Industry" -- on
Friday, July 31,
2009 at 2 p.m. (EDT).
Host Marsha Dickson, professor and chairperson of fashion
and apparel studies at UD, will be joined by four experts
from industry and academia: Rick Horwitch, vice president of
solutions business development and marketing for Bureau
Veritas Consumer Products Services; Will Phillips, manager
of the corporate environmental strategy at Under Armour,
Inc.; Suzanne Loker, professor emerita of fiber science and
apparel design from Cornell University; and Huantian Cao,
associate professor of fashion and apparel studies at UD.
They will explore these and other important topics:
- What does it mean for a clothing or footwear company
to be environmentally sustainable?
- What specific policies can apparel retailers and
brands implement to become more environmentally sustainable?
- How does pursuing environmental sustainability impact
the bottom line?
- How can companies measure environmental sustainability
in a transparent and cost-effective manner?
The FIBERcast also
will delve into recent findings from UD's Sustainable
Apparel Initiative's guide, "Creating a More Environmentally
Sustainable Apparel Business: Policies for Brands and
Retailers," which contains best practices that companies can
use to promote sustainability throughout their supply and
value chain, from production to consumption to re-use.
During the FIBERcast, you
will be able to e-mail questions to Prof. Dickson and the