Excessive water usage, toxic chemicals and pollution are common components of the clothing industry which have a huge negative impact on our environment. How can a harmful, but nonetheless necessary, industry evolve and thrive in a future threatened by the very same components it is traditionally built of? Are there any responsible business activities that could and should be considered in order to achieve a sustainable industry?
Welcome to this Business Insights with Sandya Lang, Sustainability Manager of Nudie Jeans, who will talk about the clothing industry as one of the most harmful industries for the environment, how it needs to evolve in order to fit in a sustainable future, and how it is easier to reach such goals using today’s knowledge and resources than one might think.
NB: This webinar is targeted at young professionals under the age of 35 but is open to all.
About Sandya Lang
Sandya Lang is the Sustainability Manager of Nudie Jeans since 2011. With a master’s in development studies and Corporate Social Responsibility, her interest in the garment sector started after living in India, interviewing garment workers for her master’s thesis about global Code of Conducts and how western companies are trying to implement better working conditions. With experience working in apparel production in Sri Lanka and shoe production in Vietnam, Sandya has extensive experience at the factory level and it is this level of the supply chain and improving working conditions that lies closest at heart. Within Nudie Jeans she is responsible for the brands sustainability program, and work on a daily basis with social sustainability and the two main focus areas of transparency and living wages.
About Nudie Jeans
Nudie Jeans was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2001. The Swedish denim company has been recognized for their work with both environmental and social sustainability. With a denim selection made with only organic cotton and a transparent production chain, Nudie Jeans co is in the fore-edge and has taken a prominent role in the industry’s work for a more sustainable existence.
SCC member price: Free
YP member price: Free
Non-member price: £15
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