Production process & supply chain
To be sustainable and committed to the environment, a company has to be aware of every step of production, from the supply chain to market introduction. Moderated by Kerry Bannigan (Founder, Conscious Fashion Campaign) alongside Jill Dumain (CEO, Bluesign Technologies), reinforced the importance of transparency in achieving these goals.
According to Dumain, brands no longer have the choice to stray away from sustainability and transparency as it’s becoming the driving force behind customer behavior. “Once you see the faces of each individual it’s no longer just a country or a factory… it’s human beings and they are all a part of the supply chain” says Dumain.
Kerry Bannigan: Kerry Bannigan is a British social entrepreneur, advocate and advisor pioneering global fashion and media initiatives to accelerate transformative action for social, economic, and environmental change. Kerry is the Founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign, founding member and Executive Producer of the SDG Media Zone and the President of the Board at the PVBLIC Foundation. Her portfolio spans over 14 years of purpose-driven programming, event production and high-level partnerships with brands, government, and United Nations agencies. www.kerrybannigan.com
Jill Dumain stepped into the role of CEO at BLUESIGN in January of 2017. She has been a strong advocate and supporter of BLUESIGN since its inception in 2000 and paved the way for Patagonia to be the first brand member. For over 27 years, Jill held various senior positions in different sectors at Patagonia including textile research and development and environmental strategy.
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