As the official education partner of Functional Fabric Fair's Virtual Webinar Series, Hohenstein offers insights and innovative ideas on important topics from microfibers, communicating sustainability efforts, 3D/4D scanning for fit and sustainable sourcing.
Register and tune in to the sessions listed below:
Microfiber Analysis for More Sustainable Product Development
Monday, July 20 | 10 a.m. EST | Dr. Jan Beringer
Microparticles released from synthetic fibers are tiny pieces of plastic released during mechanical stress, like washing. If allowed to enter larger water systems, they can wreak havoc on ecosystems and food chains. Using a new method, researchers can quantify the fiber count, length, diameter and shape of microfibers – real data for use in developing more sustainable textiles.
Verification and Validation: Communicating Sustainability Efforts to Consumers
Tuesday, July 21 | 11:30 a.m. EST | Elana Taylor
In an era of greenwashing, buzzwords and unsubstantiated claims, it’s more important than ever to clearly communicate your sustainability efforts. Consumers want to do the right thing, but they’re busy and skeptical. Independent certifications and product labels can help validate your claims and build trust with consumers.
Utilizing 3D and 4D Technologies – A Fitting Solution for Faster Design Processes
Wednesday, July 22 | 10 a.m. EST | Dr. Jan Beringer
Fashion is fast-paced and ever changing. Returns for ill-fitting clothes hit profits hard. With the right tools, you can cut design time, reduce prototype waste and produce the perfect fit for your target. Learn to harness 3D/4D scanning and 3D visualization technologies to define and execute the right fit – every season.
Sustainable Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
Wednesday, July 22 | 1 p.m. EST | Elana Taylor
The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. It doesn’t have to be. Sustainable sourcing and supply chain management are essential to a progressive brand’s strategy. Sound daunting? Tools for a systematic approach already exist!