Conventional and Sustainable Cotton Supply Chains
A 22 minute lesson that looks at the problems associated with traditional fibre production systems, and where improvements could be made for a sustainable model that contributes to the three pillars of sustainabilty: environmental, social and economic sustainability. We were joined by the Sales Manager of Varvaressos S.A., a vertically-integrated spinning mill with an innovative cotton farming, ginning, spinning and garment production system that aims to revitalise and make sustainable the complex supply chain of the commodity crop cotton.
Head to part two for a technical tutorial on sustainable and ethical solutions for the cotton production chain.
In this lesson you will learn:
- About the history of cotton cultivation in Greece and what the cotton farming system here looks like
- About the spinning mill Varvaressos, and cotton system Supreme Green Cotton®
- How a traditional supply chain looks, the problems within it, and how SGC® compares
- Importance of transparency, communication and education in the supply chain
- How to get hold of Supreme Green Cotton® for your own production
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How Ethical Fashion Can Support Quality Educationwith Stephanie Steele
This overview lesson looks at the key issues and targets within the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, and addresses practical solutions that you as a fashion or creative business can include within your business model in order to support education.
We look at some case studies of fashion brands that have implemented strategies to provide support in terms of giving back to charities, achieve long-term stability through building training schemes.