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Portland Mayor to deliver opening remarks for AAFA Sustainability Seminar
May '09
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced that Portland, Oregon Mayor Sam Adams will deliver opening remarks to kick off AAFA's “Sustainability: Turning Responsibility into Opportunity” Seminar on May 18, 2009. The seminar is being held May 18 – 19 in Portland and will feature informative discussions on the many environmental and sustainability issues currently facing the U.S. apparel and footwear industry.

“I am thrilled that Mayor Adams will be joining us to share his experience with the vital message of sustainability,” said AAFA Executive Vice President Steve Lamar.
“Sustainability has quickly emerged as an important topic for U.S. apparel and footwear producers and brands. This forum will give us a chance to discuss what our industry needs to do to make sure our future is solid. Sustainable business practices can help us improve efficiency and bring down production costs.”

“Portland is the perfect place to convene apparel and footwear industry pros to address sustainability issues,” said Mayor Adams. “We are the first city in the U.S. to 'go green' and we lead the way in eco-driven ideals and practices. The Portland region is at the center of the activewear industry.

The presence of longtime Portland players like Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and Lacrosse has fueled our attraction for such companies as Keen, Icebreaker, and Lucy, as well as start-ups and emerging entrepreneurs. And through our pivotal support of initiatives like the Outdoor Industry Association Eco-Index, we are building the apparel and footwear industry here to fuel job growth and be part of the most sustainable economy and city in the United States.”

This two-day seminar will also feature speakers from leading companies and organizations including: 3Degrees, Brooks Sports, CERES, The Coca-Cola Company, EnviroMedia, EPA, FTC, Harvard University, Intel, Levi Strauss & Co., Outdoor Research, REI, Trammell Crow, and Timberland.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with their peers in breakout sessions that explore subjects such as carbon and energy management, product stewardship, packaging, and environmental marketing.

American Apparel & Footwear Association

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