In this thought provoking presentation, Michael Schragger, CEO of The Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA) and Chair of The Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) makes his case for why environmental and social performance is now, more than ever, critical for the future success of any apparel related business. Michael will introduce us to key macro-trends and industry developments that will make doing business sustainability unavoidable, as well as to potentially disruptive innovations that may upend the industry while also offering sustainable solutions. Come and challenge yourself, get inspired and benchmark your own sustainability strategy against what Michael thinks is the only possible future for apparel.
CEO, The Sustainable Fashion Academy and Chair, The Global Leadership Award In Sustainable Apparel (GLASA)
Michael has been working at the forefront of sustainability and business since 1996, both as an entrepreneur, adviser and activist. Today he provides strategic and tactical advice to apparel companies, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations on sustainability strategy,governance, management and communication.
He has also trained thousands of apparel professionals in the principles and practice of sustainability.
He is the founder and CEO of The Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA). SFA equips change agents working at different levels within the industry with the knowledge and tools they need to develop and implement sustainable solutions. SFA supports large multinational companies, leading outdoor brands and innovative start-ups with advice, education and training www.sustainablefashionacademy.org
GLASA aims to inspire bolder and courageous leadership in the apparel sector and mobilize key stakeholders around promising ideas and practices that will help to transform the apparel sector. GLASA recently focused its attention on how the apparel sector contributes to and is impacted by the emerging water crisis.
GLASA’s 2015 State of the Apparel Sector Special Report on Water outlines the key challenges and describes what they mean for the apparel industry, and what practices -technological, financial, policy, advocacy and collaborative - are currently underway to reduce the water footprint of apparel and textiles. You can access the report at www.glasaaward.org