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Sustainable Sourcing Masterclasses: Learn From Experts And Connect With Suppliers

Our Sustainable Sourcing Masterclasses are designed to help buyers, sourcing professionals, and designers to source key materials, fibres, and fabrics more sustainably. Each masterclass is led by a member of our team, and a guest industry expert - a professional or organisation with deep sector-specific knowledge - and combines information, practical strategy, and supplier connections to provide you with actionable insights that you can apply to your role or business.

Post masterclass, you'll get access to a Masterclass Manual that summarises the key insights, and connects you with a list of relevant suppliers that you can begin to build relationships with. 

Register for the upcoming webinars below. 

Masterclass #04: Coming soon..


*Complete* Masterclass #03: Sustainable Fabric Innovation

Hosted by: Melanie Plank

Guest Experts: Amanda Johnston, The Sustainable Angle; and Alessia Gotti, luxury textiles consultant; and Helen Palmer, Director of Knitwear, Materials and Textiles at WGSN.

Confused about what biofabrication is? Not sure what is meant by regenerative agriculture? Keen to find out what the upcoming sustainable fibre and fabric trends will be? Then this masterclass is for you. 

We give you the low-down on the most exciting fabric innovations, explaining in simple terms what they are and why we think they will be game-changing for the fashion and textile industry going forward. 

Access the recording and masterclass manual here


*Complete* Masterclass #02: Sourcing Sustainable Packaging

In partnership with: Aquapak and Sekoplas

Hosted by: Melanie Plank

Guest Expert: Niamh O’Laoighre, Product Development Manager at Finisterre

Plastic packaging used in supply chain logistics and distribution is a growing issue, especially with e-commerce rapidly rising - the market is predicted to grow from $408 billion in 2017 to more than $706 billion by 2022. In this masterclass, we'll be exploring what sustainable solutions exist, and where you can find them. 

Access the recording and masterclass manual here


*Complete* Masterclass #01: Sourcing Sustainable Cotton

In partnership with: Dibella India

Hosted by: Melanie Plank

Guest Expert: Jenny Hulme - Buying Director at People Tree

Cotton is the most used natural fibre - making up around 21% of all fibre used in apparel production. In this masterclass, we'll be discussing the ins and outs of sourcing sustainable cotton. What is the difference between Fairtrade, organic and Better Cotton Initiative? REEL and Cotton Made in Africa? What steps do a sourcing team need to take to start sourcing more sustainably?

Access the recording and masterclass manual here

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