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AAFA & FIT Sustainability Conference to be held in May

Apr '08
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.

What: Sustainability & The Triple Bottom Line: Turning Responsibility into Opportunity

Who: Featured Speakers: John Wells, President & CEO, Interface Americas John Frazier, Director of Considered Chemistry and ESH, Nike TBA, Innovest, Sustainable '100 Companies' List

Social Issues: Sean Cady, Director, Environment, Health and Safety, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Levi-Strauss
Environmental Issues: Jeff Fulgham, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Water and Process Technologies

Economic Issues: Patagonia

Case Studies:
Hybrid Technologies: Steve Sturm, Group Vice President, Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor North America
Wal-Mart's Initiatives: Judah Schiller, Executive Vice President, Saatch & Saatchi S

Green Architecture & Operations: Peter Kjellerup, Vice President, Dansko

When: Thursday, May 29, 2008, 7:30 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Where: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City

Achieving the “triple bottom line” means incorporating social, environmental, and economic concerns throughout the corporate structure and its global operations.

This full day conference will address sustainability as an integrated business practice. Presentations will cover the why and how of sustainability, and what specific and successful initiatives have been utilized to achieve a balance of all three.

American Apparel & Footwear Association

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