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Standards and Certifications - Session 2 - Textile Exchange
There is increasing demand for certified products and materials. Consumers want higher standards from the products they buy, and manufacturers want to make sure they can verify sustainability practices in their supply chain.

Textile Exchange oversees a portfolio of standards including for animal, recycled and organic fibres. Learn how businesses in the fashion and textile industry can use standards and certifications to ensure content claims, traceability and processing requirements, and what is required to communicate these schemes with customers.

Schemes covered will include Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Organic Content Standard (OCS) and Content Claim Standard (CCS).


Mindful Fashion New Zealand and RawAssembly Australia have joined forces to bring this information series to the industry at large.

About Mindful Fashion NZ
- Mindful Fashion is the industry organisation for NZ fashion and textiles, driving responsible practices and sustainable development of the industry.

About RawAssembly
- RawAssembly is an innovative fashion & textile industry-sourcing event , magazine and digital platform, dedicated to transforming the way in which raw materials are sourced, processed, and consumed.

Oct 28, 2021 10:00 AM in Brisbane

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Speakers

Callie Weldon
Standards Specialist @Textile Exchange
Callie Weldon has over a decade of experience working with sustainable textiles. As the Standards Specialist at Textile Exchange, Callie consults with stakeholders on their sustainability goals and how Textile Exchange standards can be a tool for achieving impact. She specializes in animal fiber content knowledge, specifically alpaca, and helps to manage the suite of Responsible Animal Fiber standards. Before joining Textile Exchange, Callie worked for a number of impact brands as a buyer for ethical apparel programs. Callie is also the founder of Fair Fiber, a social start-up dedicated to creating economic mobility opportunities for small farmers in the Peruvian alpaca fiber industry. Callie holds a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Global, Social, and Sustainable Enterprises from Colorado State University. She is based in Boulder, Colorado.
Manu Rastogi
Head of Product Innovation & Product Sustainability @Kathmandu
Manu Rastogi is the Head of Product Innovation & Product Sustainability at Kathmandu, New Zealand. With a strong background in materials engineering, Manu has more than 18 years of experience working in the fashion and outdoor industry across different parts of the textile supply chain in China, Bangladesh, India and New Zealand. Working for the last 9 years at Kathmandu, his role is to support the team on Product Innovation & Product Sustainability as two key pillars of Kathmandu’s winning Product Strategy.
Facilitated by Jacinta FitzGerald & Thea Speechley
@Mindful Fashion New Zealand & RawAssembly
Mindful Fashion New Zealand and RawAssembly Australia have joined forces to bring this information series to the industry at large. - Mindful Fashion is the industry organisation for NZ fashion and textiles, driving responsible practices and sustainable development of the industry. - RawAssembly is an innovative fashion & textile industry-sourcing event , magazine and digital platform, dedicated to transforming the way in which raw materials are sourced, processed, and consumed.