The rPET 2025 challenge, launched by the Textile Exchange and the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, aims to increase the use of recycled polyester in apparel brands. Participating brands commit to sourcing 45% of their polyester from recycled sources by 2025 and by 2030, with over 150 companies already onboard. However, using rPET presents unique challenges, including verifying the percentage of recycled materials in the fabric. With the trend towards eco-friendly products growing in the textile industry, it's crucial for ide brands to prod and proof of their claims.
Anouschka Jansen is the Director Sustainability Solutions at QIMA. She brings 20+ years of experience in supply chain sustainability, with a particular focus on the textile industry. Prior to joining QIMA, Anouschka worked at amfori, a business-driven membership organization. At amfori she worked with her team in delivering innovation through new sustainability products, tools and services to the organisation and its member companies, including the amfori BEPI initiative and topics such as access to remedy, impact assessment, responsible purchasing practices and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Before amfori, Anouschka was a global Sustainability Manager at Levi Strauss & Co., dealing with social and environmental sustainability.
Alex Hui has been working in the consumer product testing industry for 17 years with expertise in worldwide chemical requirements for various consumer products such as softlines, hardlines and E&E products. Alex engaged in various positions including lab testing, research & development, technical consultation and operation management in his career path. Alex holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Hong Kong and is currently a member of The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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