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2022 Featured Seminars

November 7, 2022

State of the Industry

10:00 AM EST  -  11:00 AM EST

Canadian Apparel Federation Executive Director Bob Kirke will provide a “State of the Industry” session focused on the key issues and developments in the apparel and textile sector with specific focus on what’s most important for Canadian companies to know…

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Complete Guide to Production – For Start-Ups

11:30 AM EST  -  12:30 PM EST

Join V.Mora, Fashion Consulting & Development, for the A -Z guide on the steps you need to take BEFORE production.  Learn all of the details you need to know prior to going into production for your collection. If starting up…

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The OEKO-TEX® Certification a Golden Combination for Brands

12:30 AM EST  -  01:30 PM EST

TESTEX, based in Switzerland, has provided a range of products and services related specifically to textile sustainability: innovations, testing, and certifications, since 1846. A certification from TESTEX is a golden seal of approval for brands and consumers alike.  Stella Sun,…

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Real World Solutions to Enhanced Supply Chain Compliance & Due Diligence

01:30 PM EST  -  02:30 PM EST

Join Bob Kirke, Executive Director of the Canadian Apparel Federation and Mark Jaeger, VP-Stakeholder Engagement from Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production, as they review and advise on how to overcome and succeed in sourcing with all the new supply chain compliance…

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November 8, 2022

Mongolian Ambassador to Canada talks Trade, Cashmere, & Sustainability

10:00 AM EST  -  11:00 AM EST

Meet the Mongolian Ambassador to Canada, Mr. Ariunbold Yaadma as he discusses Mongolian-Canada trade and speaks with the Mongolian wool and cashmere producers exhibiting at ATS.  Learn first-hand the sustainable processes, frequency and care taken with their goats and sheep…

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The Evolving Legislative Landscape: Are you Ready for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence (mHRDD) Laws?

11:00 AM EST  -  12:00 PM EST

Join Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production CEO Avedis Seferian  as he untangles our ever-changing industry’s legislative landscape.  The worldwide  production of apparel and textiles demands a world-view with a focal point on improving all aspects of production.  This session will break…

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Solutions for Surplus Goods

01:30 PM EST  -  02:30 PM EST

Join Executive Director at Brands For Canada, Helen Harakas, as she discusses the #1 solution for surplus goods. Brands For Canada works with over 1200 schools and 165 charities to distribute over $42 Million of new surplus goods annually to…

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Synergy Textile Waste Conversion – The Most Sustainable Solution

02:30 PM EST  -  03:30 PM EST

Join Frank Rosso, CEO Synergy Waste Systems Inc, based in Ontario, as he reveals the ‘Most Sustainable Solution’ to reduce your overall waste management costs, while  also providing a positive impact on the environment.

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Fashion Sustainability

03:30 PM EST  -  04:30 PM EST

Join V.Mora, Fashion Consulting & Development, to discover just how you can implement small or big ways to make your brand MORE sustainable. This discussion tackles how to generate ideas and implement changes to explain your brand’s sustainability. Attend and…

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November 9, 2022

Fashion vs. Luxury Brands

11:00 AM EST  -  12:00 PM EST

Join V.Mora, Fashion Consulting & Development, in this workshop to understand and attract both the “Fashion” & “Luxury” customer and why it is vital to know while defining your brand.  This Workshop will review the key points that separate Fashion…

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Previous Year's Seminars

September 14, 2021

Trade Policy & Sourcing

10:30 AM ET
ONLINE

Join Washington, D.C. Industry Insiders Julie Hughes, President – United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and Rich Harper, Director of Government Affairs – Outdoor Industry Association take a closer look at trade policy and political agenda. Joining the conversation will…

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Sustainability from the Designer’s Perspective

12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

Don’t miss Albania Rosario, Founder & CEO of Fashion Designers of Latin America(FDLA) NYFW, Jose Forteza, Senior Editor of Vogue + GQ Mexico & Latin America, Karla Urbano, Creative Director of Dante Luxury Footwear – Mexico, and Yas Gonzalez, Fashion…

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10 mistakes to avoid as a new designer

03:00 PM ET
ONLINE

As a new designer, every dollar, every step you take is essential to your success. In this seminar Anna Livermore, founder of V.Mora, walks you through what common mistakes to avoid and what steps you absolutely can not skip to help save…

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September 15, 2021

COP26: Is the apparel and textiles industry doing enough to tackle climate change? 

09:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November, Just Style’s editor Laura Husband hosts a panel with leading members of the industry on the challenges and opportunities we’re all facing right now. The panel will…

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Effects of the Pandemic – Four Industry Narratives

10:30 AM ET
ONLINE

Hear four Canadian apparel leaders discuss how the pandemic has uniquely affected their corner of the apparel and fashion market.  Hear the common threads and unique maneuvers taken by these leaders – and find out what’s coming next! Canadian Apparel…

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: Reducing the Carbon & Water Footprint Throughout the Supply Chain with OEKO-TEX®

12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

The apparel sector is growing fast and with it, its environmental footprint. Around 7% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from apparel production industry. Therefore, we need committed action to support value chain participants to reduce their carbon…

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Perspectives on Social Compliance: Buyer, Manufacturer and Program Viewpoints.

01:30 PM ET
ONLINE

Join Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production CEO Avedis Seferian as he talks social compliance with Gildan Social Compliance Senior Manager German Reyes and Mr. Daniel Sepulveda Foreign Trade Manager from the Mexican association CICEG.  How these views work to come together…

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Sustainable Influencers: How to embrace and advocate for sustainability

03:00 PM ET
ONLINE

Sustainability Fashion Influencers Inspiring us to do a little better every day. For many of us, 2020 is the year we’ve made the resolution to do our small part to contribute to a more sustainable way of living and When…

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September 16, 2021

Mongolian Ambassador Interviews Producers of Cashmere & Wool

09:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada Ariunbold Yadmaa and participating exhibiting members of the Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association discuss the challenges and rewards of producing and sourcing the majority of cashmere exported to North America.  This unique life path is…

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Sustainable and Inclusive trade in Apparel, Home Décor and Handicraft sectors

10:30 AM ET
ONLINE

Join TFO-Canada Join Steve Tipman, Executive Director of TFO Canada – the Non-Profit assisting developing countries’ SME exporters succeed in the Canadian market – as he talks with three leaders from around the world.  Hear about sustainable and inclusive trade…

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