SgT was delighted to once again support the annual ICPHSO International Virtual Symposium as a sponsor. On October 27 and 28, the conference brought together some of the world’s leading brands and retailers, including Decathlon, Mattel, and Hasbro, who shared insights on the future of consumer product safety.
SgT will speak at the AAFA (American Apparel and Footwear Association) Traceability & Sustainability Conference in November, exploring sustainability through traceability. During the two-day virtual event, international brands and retailers will share insights on how the industry is shifting and delivering solutions, resources, and initiatives that protect people and the environment.
Fashion brands globally are under pressure to demonstrate and deliver genuinely sustainable products and processes as a consequence of climate change, resource depletion, and changing consumer expectations. Backing up sustainability claims with facts is an essential piece of the puzzle, and these facts must come from quality data.
Consumer demand for sustainability has never been higher, particularly in the fashion industry. In fact, a recent survey conducted by McKinsey found that a majority of fashion consumers listed the use of sustainable materials and the promotion of sustainability as important purchasing factors.
In a world where the environment is at the top of almost every agenda – leading to pressure from governments, associations, and eco-aware consumers – companies have never been under more pressure to accelerate their sustainability journey.
The reduction of workforces and international travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic are among the practical challenges that are forcing companies worldwide to adopt new strategies and contingency plans.
Sustainability and traceability have become equally as important issues to fashion brands and retailers as they are to consumers and governments. Now a top-of-mind consideration for fashion companies, increasing pressure to be more transparent in fashion is also stemming from an escalation of rules and regulations in this area.
The European Commission launched its new Green Consumption Pledge on 25 January 2021, which will require companies to commit to improving their environmental impact and to help consumers make more sustainable purchases.
SgT will share its textile industry expertise and ‘boots on the ground’ technical insights at ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization) 2021 Annual Virtual Meeting and Symposium.
SgT is part of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). This year, SgT will take part in different events organized by or with the AAFA, starting with SgT’s sponsorship of their virtual Product Safety & Compliance Seminar on February 9 & 10, 2021 from 1:00PM to 3:30PM ET.
We’ll be exhibiting at the ICPHSO Annual Symposium 2020 in Orlando on 18-21 February, a four-day event that provides an opportunity for global health and safety professionals to participate in discussions that further enhance the safety of consumer products throughout the world.
SgT is one of the leading Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) approved verifier and trainer bodies and has been conducting both onsite and offsite verifications (General and Chemical Specialist Verifications) in many countries in Asia and Europe.
The current crisis related to the spread of COVID-19 is accelerating the pace of change around remote working, with many people forced to adopt new digital habits to ensure they remain productive while working from home. SgT helps you stay connected with the new SgT Link™ mobile app.
SgT is now supporting textile, and garment export growth from Egypt. The country has picked interest from not only EU buyers, but also from US buyers as a Egypt/US free trade agreement in under discussion, and the recent devaluation of the Egyptian Pound has made supplying out of Egypt a valid economic alternative.
WEAR is the Danish textile organization, created in 1880 under the name of Textile Wholesalers’ trade association. WEAR is Denmark’s main business organization focusing on the apparel and textile industries, advising major Danish retailers and brands.
SgT Med has started inspections and technical services in Portugal. Local team of technicians, based in Porto, are trained on SgT processes and customer-specific procedures. The group looks forward to rapidly increasing its customer base in Portugal among current and new customers. Current activities of the team cover services of quality controls, audits and technical… Continue reading SgT starts operating in Portugal
SgT launches SgTLink Online Inspection Booking. It enables customers, suppliers and factories to book inspections online at any time of the day and week from anywhere in the world through a simple internet connection and URL access.
SgT is one of the leading Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) approved Verifier and Trainer Bodies and has been doing both on-site and offsite verifications (General and Chemical Specialist Verifications) in many countries in Asia and Europe. With this pandemic situation and restricted travels, SgT is offering Higg Index Off-site verifications. Although there are limitations… Continue reading SgT provides offsite Higg FEM 3.0 verifications