SIMA Speaker Series | Sustainability in Our Industry: Moving Beyond Recycled

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Vans HQ, Costa Mesa, CA

Essential Insights into the sustainability concepts, topics, solutions, and insights you need to be aware of.

More than 160 apparel and surf industry leaders from Design, Product, Compliance and Marketing gathered for the sold out event on August 22nd.

The afternoon featured a mini-masterclass, insights from experts, moderated discussions, and more on the topics of Foundational Sustainability Concepts, Sustainable Fibers/Materials, Fair & Decent Labor, and Differentiated Sustainability-Driven Marketing Opportunities.

Attendees walked away with a better understanding of how the experts are talking about sustainability in our sector, what the hottest topics and our biggest concerns are, what solutions are readily available and utilized in the marketplace, and what steps you can take next to keep up with competitors.

Watch Presentations and Download Resources from the event

Sustainability 101 with Derek Sabori – Sustainability Advisor & Instructor, Co-Founder, Kozm

Goal Setting and Brand Journey with Kim Matsoukas – Sr Manager of Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Vans











Fair Labor in the Supply Chain with Wendy Savage – Director, Social Responsibility & Traceability, Patagonia

Material Choices to Lower Environmental Impacts with Megan Stoneburner Azim – Director of Sustainability and Sourcing, Outerknown












Digital Catalogs with Josh Reddin – CEO, Elastic

Panel Discussion with Derek, Kim, Wendy and Megan