Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Blvd Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9 Canada
Fashion Takes Action (FTA)
Type of Event
Mon, 01.10.2018, 08:00 - Tue, 02.10.2018, 17:00
01 October 11:20 – 11:35 - Presentation
Ellen Karp (Anerca)
Will we purchase and wear clothes more responsibly in the future? Further findings from the OEKO-TEX® “The Key to Confidence” global survey
In 2017, Anerca was commissioned by OEKO-TEX®/TESTEX to conduct ground-breaking, comprehensive research about textile sustainability with over 11,000 consumers in ten countries. Key findings were presented at WEAR 2017. This year, Karp will present special data that looks specifically at the consumer part of the SDG12 mandate to answer the question: “Will people buy less?” The presentation will focus specifically on Canadians and Americans.
01 October 11:50 – 12:35 – Breakout Session / Workshop
Linda Wegelin (TESTEX) & Ellen Karp (Anerca)
How we can help push the paradigm for responsible clothes consumption?
In this interactive workshop, we’ll use our imaginations to explore what a world of responsible clothing consumption will look like and feel like. What will it mean for our personal and work lives? What tools – in terms of communication, education, innovation or technology - can help facilitate a “better textile world” for consumers? How can we be part of “The change (we) wish to see?”
01 October 13:00 – 13:20 – Presentation
Linda Wegelin (TESTEX) & Karp (Anerca)
The Key To Confidence
This special presentation will take place during lunch and will cover:
1. Responsible clothes consumption and SDG12 in the real world: ideas from the morning breakout session.
2. How OEKO-TEX®/TESTEX can facilitate the conversion of people to more sustainable clothing consumption through certification.
02 October 13:00 - 13:20 - Presentation
Linda Wegelin (TESTEX)
Pure & Sure: How OEKO-TEX® verifies that cotton is GMO-free
The popularity of organic cotton has grown substantially in recent years. Consumers are increasingly concerned not only about the environment and the impact which harmful substances in the products they buy for themselves and their families have on it but also about the health risks to themselves and their families.
New tests by OEKO-TEX® enable companies throughout the global supply chain to easily prove that their organic cotton products are GMO (genetically modified organisms) free. A molecular-level indicator ascertains whether cotton products do in fact meet the fundamental definition of organic. This is ground-breaking as it is the first time that not only raw cotton but also the finished product can be certified as being GMO-free.
Gain a first-hand insight into how GMO tests are conducted by taking a 3D tour of the TESTEX laboratories.
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