Exclusive Podcasts that tackle the crucial environmental issues impacting today’s global textile and clothing supply chains. Put together by the team that launched the pioneering Ecotextile News magazine back in 2007, we take listeners behind the scenes to reveal how we break the news and also provide deep dive Newscasts on sustainability, ethics, policy, retail, pollution and the carbon crisis engulfing our planet.
The Higg Index: Inside the 10-year Journey to standardize sustainability measurement
In this special episode of EcoTextile Talks brought to you by Higg, producer Phil Berman explores how the global apparel industry can effectively measure and improve social and environmental sustainability performance, and the important role technology and data play in scaling these efforts.
Our guests are Higg CEO Jason Kibbey and Amina Razvi, Executive Director of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition Amina Razvi.
Textile fibre traceability: is blockchain the answer?
Former BBC producer Phil Berman hosts our Radio Show to find out if blockchain can be an important new tool for clothing retailers to provide real-time transparency in their supply networks when sourcing wood fibre – and even wool.
Our guests in the studio are Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer at fibre maker Lenzing; Giovanni Schneider, CEO of Italian wool and cashmere processor the Schneider Group; and Amit Gautam, CEO of blockchain specialist TextileGenesis.
Fashion and forced labour in China
Journalists from Ecotextile News magazine discuss the situation of forced labour in Xinjiang, China, which supplies 22 per cent of the world’s cotton crop.
Why does the industry rely so much on sourcing raw cotton from this region when there are alternatives?
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How can textile trade shows respond to the Coronavirus?
A behind the news conversation between the journalists at Ecotextile News on what lies ahead for global textile events in the wake of the current pandemic. How can trade show organisers respond? What are they doing now to connect an industry where commerce is based on fabric touch – as well as price and design? And was the old way of working really sustainable anyway?
Ecotextile Talks Behind The News
In this pilot episode, we introduce some of the journalists who work on Ecotextile News, and discuss how lock-down has changed our way of working, and reveal some of the big stories we've been looking into behind-the-scenes and publishing on www.ecotextile.com