THOUGHT LEADERSHIP - A Sexy Update on the State of Chemical Management in Textiles Today. "As consumers, we've probably never been safer. As citizens, we have probably never been more unsafe..." | Sustainable Fashion Academy

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP - A Sexy Update on the State of Chemical Management in Textiles Today. "As consumers, we've probably never been safer. As citizens, we have probably never been more unsafe..."

At Planet Textiles, Mike Schragger spoke with two of his favorite chemical and textiles experts, Phil Patterson and Linda Greer, about the state of the industry regarding chemical management in textiles today.

September 4th, 2019 56 minutes 8 seconds
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About this episode

At Planet Textiles, Mike Schragger spoke with two of his favorite chemical and textiles experts, Phil Patterson and Linda Greer, about the state of the industry regarding chemical management in textiles today. If this does not sound sexy to you, then you don’t know Phil and Linda! In addition to getting a primer on chemical history and good and bad chemicals (hint: salt and starch can be bad too, in case you were wondering…), Phil and Linda get “into the weeds” by addressing some of the most important issues debated today, such as: 1) does the high profile ZDHC initiative, which a significant number of key players have joined, have the potential to make a substantial difference; 2) if Greenpeace’s sudden departure as a textile watchdog is a serious blow to those who want to accelerate change; and 3) where innovation is and should be taking place. They agree and disagree, and their answers will surprise and delight you - and hopefully make you smarter.

 

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About the host

Michael Schragger is the Founder and Managing Director for the Sustainable Fashion Academy. For more than a decade Michael has been working with fashion and apparel industry companies, sector stakeholders and experts to harness the industry’s power to improve people lives and create positive returns for the environment.

Michael currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife Erika and kids Oz and Blimah.