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Sustainability in the Cashmere Sector Conference

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The live portion of our first virtual conference has concluded and we want to thank the over 400 attendees and 50+ speakers who helped make this event a huge success! While the live sessions are complete, you will still be able to view the recorded sessions, explore the exhibition hall, and continue to network with the cashmere industry through 14 October.

It is not too late to purchase a ticket to gain access to the platform and view the recorded versions of the live sessions. Please visit our event website here to learn how to register: https://conference.sustainablefibre.org/virtualconference/.

Don’t Miss Wool Connect, September 7-9

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Wool Connect Online Grower Conference taking place on 07-09 September 2021

On 07-09 September 2021, The Schneider Group is organising its second edition of the Wool Connect Online Grower Conference. The event will be scheduled across three days, with around 2-hour sessions each day. A wide range of speakers is scheduled to speak at the event.

Each of the three days will cover a different topic. On day one, the focus will lie on the international context for the wool industry. Here participants will hear from brands and retailers as well as NGOs and policy influencers about the future market demand and trends relevant for wool. Speakers of day one include La Rhea Pepper, CEO of Textile Exchange and Elena Schneider from The Schneider Group.

On day two, the focus will be on animal welfare. During Wool Connect 2020 animal welfare was already openly discussed. One year later, some challenges have already been tackled due to better communications along the supply chain. In this session, speakers will report about the progress made. Speakers of day two include Bridget Peachey from AWI, Südwolle Group representative Davide Marcante, Germán García Ibañez from Inditex, Heinz Zeller from Hugo Boss, Marta Maniero from Marzotto Wool Manufacturing, Paul Swan from SustainaWool, Ed Storey from WoolProducers Australia and Rebecca Picallo Gil from Four Paws, among others.

On the third and last day of Wool Connect, the session will be organised around new income streams such as carbon accounting. Mick Taylor from Landcare Australia, Stephen Wiedemann vom Integrity Ag & Environment and others will lead through this session.

Agricultural media specialist, David Cussons will be leading through the sessions together with wool communicator, Elisabeth van Delden. The goal will be to encourage interactive and engaging sessions between speakers and the audience.

Participants to the event can join all three days live via Zoom. However, all recordings will also be made available within the Wool Connect community for everyone who purchased a ticked. Registration is already available via this link. Authentico Growers receive a 50% discount, and just need to contact the organisers by email at woolconnect@gschneider.com to receive a discount code.

Buy tickets here: https://woolconnect.gschneider.com/register/wool-connect-2021/

Wool Connect is a strategic pillar of the Schneider Group’s Sustainability Strategy TOGETHER 2030. Through the online conference format and community, the Schneider Group aims to contribute to a better dialogue and consensus building along the wool supply chain.

Sustainable Cashmere Working Group Meeting, 28.04.20

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Tuesday, 28th April 2020, Webinar, Time: 10.30 – 13:00 pm BST

With a total of 40 attendants, we heard from a wide range of perspectives about the impacts of Covid-19 on the sector and how the SFA can respond.

We are now taking expressions of interest to be part of the SFA Covid-19 Working Group. This group will be coordinated by our Chair, Chas Hubbard, and its primary task will be to assist in the development of our Covid-19 Action Plan

The meeting also included an update on the SFA Chain or Custody and our work in Inner Mongolia.

Animal Welfare Working Group, 04.06.20

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Thursday 4th June 2020: 10:30 – 12:10. BST, Webinar.

As part of the webinar, Zara Morris-Trainor gave a presentation explaining the differences between the pastoral and farm-based systems in the context of the internationally recognized Five Freedoms framework, which form the base level for SFA’s codes of practice in animal welfare. 

Mr. Ayoshi Ayongxi of the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW),  talked us through the requirements of the joint code of practice for cashmere goats in Inner Mongolia. 

Members also shared their approach in protecting cashmere’s reputation.

Exhibition, London Design Biennale, 04.09.18

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Tue, Sep 4, 2018 –  Mon, Sep 24, 2018  18:00, London Design Biennale.

For more information, visit http://www.londondesignbiennale.com

Sustainable Fibre Alliance is representing Mongolia and Cashmere with an installation at the London Design Biennale at Somerset House, London. The installation responds to the theme ‘Emotional States’.

Sustainability in the Cashmere Sector Conference, 23.05.19

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Thu, May 23, 2019 10:00 –  Sun, May 26, 2019 17:00, Blue Sky Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

A multi-stakeholder conference bringing together representatives of the cashmere supply chain and wider stakeholders to discuss current and future development of cashmere sector sustainability -Environmental, social and economic challenges, promoting long-term sustainable development and innovative cooperation.

Parliamentary reception, London, 11.09.18

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House of Commons, Westminster, London

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 18.00 -21.00

Sustainable Fibre Alliance and Mongolian British Chamber of Commerce in association with the All Party Parliamentary Mongolia Group and OYUNA successfully organised “Mongolian Cashmere” reception in the Jubilee Room in Parliament of Westminster Hall to promote Mongolian sustainable cashmere industry on 11 September 2018.