SDC Webinar Series – Dyeing and Finishing, a safe sustainable process?

The third webinar in the SDC’s new Sustainability Series, covering the fashion and textile supply chain, focused on the theme of Dyeing and Finishing a sustainable safe process?’


Course Covers:
  • The challenge the industry is facing in light of the wider macro trends and impact of production, consumption and wastage.
  • What the industry is doing to mitigate those challenges.
  • What are the biggest challenges for the textile industry in light of the major social, political, environmental and economic challenges
  • What influence have these regulations for sustainable textiles had on the competitiveness of the textile and apparel companies

Wet processing of textiles is viewed as being the most polluting part of the process with generalised figures of water usage and harmful chemicals being exploited to paint a bad picture. While this can’t be denied in some sectors there is much work being done within the industry from a company level and through third party accreditations this made for a very positive session. 

The four expert speakers were 

Rob Andrews CCol ASDC, Fabric and Product Compliance Manager, River Island 

Prasad Pant – South Asia Director, ZDHC Foundation 

Lee Howarth – Global Key Account Manager, Archroma  

John Murphy CCol FSDC – Technical Director Europe, Hohenstein

Recording Date 27/10/2022