Natural Fibre Connect 2022

NATURAL FIBRE CONNECT 2022

Online Grower & Herder Conference

07-09 September 2022

Natural Fibre Connect includes 3 live days filled with expert speakers, recorded talks, and roundtable discussions aimed at tackling the common challenges of the alpaca, cashmere, mohair and wool industries. With each talk and panel, we will aim to highlight the perspective of growers and herders around the world.

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Program

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 7:00-10:00 UTC & 14:00-17:00 UTC

Thursday, 8 September 2022 7:00-10:00 UTC & 14:00-17:00 UTCå

Friday, 9 September 2022 7:00-10:00 UTC & 14:00-17:00 UTC

The world seems in constant crisis mode as we receive news about the war in Ukraine, high-energy prices, inflation, the ongoing pandemic, supply chain issues and climate change. In this session, we get an overview of how current events are shaping the industry.

In this panel, we get an update from various experts concerning Life Cycle Assessment and the European Union’s Product Environmental Footprint. In particular, we explore the small successes natural fibres have achieved in the fight for data-driven carbon accounting versus synthetic textiles led greenwashing. 

In this session, we dive into the future of the metaverse, web.3.0 and blockchain technology. We find out how the natural fibre industry can benefit from emerging tech to stay relevant and improve sustainability.

For centuries, growers and herders have had a close, caring and dependent relationship with their animals and nature, often embedded in traditional knowledge. In this session, we dive deep into the expectations on animal welfare, how distinct guidelines may not always be practical and why animals are still well taken care of.

In this panel, we get an update from various experts concerning Life Cycle Assessment and the European Union’s Product Environmental Footprint. In particular, we explore the small successes natural fibres have achieved in the fight for data-driven carbon accounting versus synthetic textiles led greenwashing. 

In this session, we dive into the future of the metaverse, web.3.0 and blockchain technology. We find out how the natural fibre industry can benefit from emerging tech to stay relevant and improve sustainability.Regenerative Agriculture continues to be of high interest to the fashion textile supply chain. However, the devil sits in the details, as not all regenerative practices are the right fit for all regions. In this session, panelists will discuss what options arid regions have and how we can create a common language and definitions to progress and benefit together.

This session explores how transparency is transforming business through the use of technology, directly connecting all actors of the supply chain and simplifying certifications.

If the future is more green, finance will be too. This session looks at how the finance sector is reacting to climate change by allocating relevant funds to build a sustainable future. The panellists of this session will share how they are rethinking finance and what green investment opportunities lie ahead for growers and herders. 

Hear a recap of the in-person grower and herder meetings that have taken place this week and what growers had to say about the main talks of this conference. What are the main challenges they are facing, how do they view market trends and what innovations are taking place at grower level. Each fibre will have a closing message of what we want to achieve in the future by taking action.

Speakers

David Cussons

David Cussons

Cussons Media

La Rhea Pepper

Textile Exchange

Anna Heaton

Anna Heaton

Textile Exchange

Rebecca Picallo Gil

Rebecca Picallo Gil

Four Paws

Dalena White

Dalena White

International Wool Textile Organisation

Lindsey Humphries

Lindsay Humphreys

BKB Ltd.

Tone Skårdal Tobiasson

Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion

Ingun Klepp

Oslo Met

Sienna Rose Shepard

Textile Exchange

Alessandro Canepa

TRICK Projekct

Tamsin Lejeune

Common Objective

Maria Ferdandez-Gimenez

Colorado State University

Amit Gautam

Textile Genesis

Philippa Grogan

Eco-Age

Ian Whiteford

Alex Begg

Louise Baker

UNCCD

Lena Michler

International Takhi Group

Scott Echols

ZDHC

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