Where to From Here?

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Eastern
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Mountain
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM US Pacific
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

About this Event

In the last few years, sustainability has finally gained traction within the apparel industry, moving from a sidelined consideration to a primary focus. That is until COVID-19 struck. Today, the industry is grappling with how to push forward against considerable headwinds. Will sluggish cashflow, uncertain demand and the need to overhaul operations once again push responsible sourcing and production to the backburner?

In this webinar, Sourcing Journal will present the findings from an industry-wide survey conducted by the Cotton Council International to reveal how COVID-19 has impacted sustainability priorities and how it could affect sourcing decisions. The discussion will also include an introduction to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which provides brands and retailers access to data to demonstrate measurable progress and provides a level of transparency (through year-over-year data) that they haven’t had before.

The webinar will cover:

  • How budgets and priorities could change post pandemic
  • The level of transparency offered across the supply chain today
  • The need for greater accountability 
  • How data can make Sustainable Development Goals achievable
  • How to meet consumer expectations around sustainability
  • How the U.S. Trust Protocol complements existing standards


  • Dr. Gary Adams, President of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol
  • Alice Hartley, Senior Manager, Sustainable Innovation at Gap Inc.
  • Liza Schillo, Senior Manager, Global Sustainability Integration, Levi Strauss & Co. and U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol consultant board member
  • Caletha Crawford, Publisher, Sourcing Journal (moderator)



About the Speaker

Alice Hartley