April 14-16, 2025
Oregon Convention Center

Functional Fabric Fair – Day 0 (Zero) Behind the Seams - Sustainability Workshop

We are excited to announce our NEW Day 0 (Zero) Conference: Behind the Seams - Sustainability Workshoptaking place one day ahead of the exhibit hall opening, Tuesday, April 16th . This conference will include a seminar, hands-on workshop and roundtable discussion that is aimed to help you establish a foundational level of understanding on what really matters when approaching the sustainability of your products and materials.

Objective: To establish a foundational level of understanding on what really matters when approaching the sustainability of your products and materials.

Primary Target AudienceFrom Brand: This is for an attendee with any and all experience in sustainability. It could be a Material Designer or Developer, Materials Manager, Product Designer or Product Technical Designer, Sourcing Manager, Sustainability Analyst/Specialist or similar.

Primary Target Audience – From Manufacturers: Those who frequently interface with brand personnel.

Desired Outcomes: A solid foundation for understanding the biggest drivers for, components of, and most effective levers of, sustainable action within your brand or company. Further, with interactions between manufacturers and brands, we can (hopefully) improve the empathy for each other’s situation and seek understanding that builds trust and cooperation and allows for mutually beneficial solutions.

Format: The conference will include a seminar, hands-on workshop and roundtable discussions with some of the best of the best in our industry!

Please Note: Conference availability is on a first come, first served basis as there are a limited number of seats, secure your spot at the time of registration. If you would like to upgrade to the Day 0 Conference: Behind the Seams pass in the future, you may reach to Customer Service to get upgraded.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Customer Server at [email protected] or +1 (888) 464-6313 | +1 (203) 840-5630


Pulled from a collection of sustainability practitioners with a reputation for a solid grasp of the topics at hand.  

Jill Dumain

Founding Partner
Fractal CSO's

Kevin Myette

Director of Global
Brand Services
Bluesign Technologies

Todd Copeland

Founder and Owner
Copeland Consultancy

Marco Weichert

CEO at Performance Days and Weichert Agencies

Steve McCullough

Event Director
Functional Fabric Fair


8:00 AM

Breakfast Including:

  • Fruit
  • Granola Bars
  • Yogurt
  • Bagels and Cream Cheese
  • Coffee
  • Assorted Hot Tea


9:00 AM

Welcome to the Day
Jill Dumain, Founding Partner, Fractal CSOs

9:15 AM

Supply Network Actors
Kevin Myette, Director of Global Brand Services, Bluesign Technologies, AG

9:30 AM

Supply Network Sustainability Hotspots
Eric Brody, Founder, Shift Advantage

10:00 AM

Restricted and Banned Substances
Michelle Legatt  Founder, Lab in the Woods

10:20 AM

Break Including:

  • Coffee
  • Assorted Tea

10:30 AM

Climate Action
Michael Sadowski, Independent Consultant, Understanding and addressing Greenhouse Gas emissions in your Value Chain 
Case Study: Building a Sustainable Future for Textiles, Marco Zhu-Schneider, CEO, dfine by Feinjersey

11:15 AM

Human Rights in Global Supply Chains: Strategies & Best Practices
Joleen Ong, Sustainability Director, Brand Responsibility, Fanatics

12:00 PM

Lunch Including:

  • Turkey & Havarti Sandwich
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Veggie Wrap
  • Bag of Chips
  • Fruit
  • Cookies
  • Bottled Water
  • Assorted Flavored Seltzer Water

1:00 PM

Apparel Traceability and Transparency Workshop: Unveiling the Path of Material Development
Stacy Roen, Traceability Expert, Traceability & Transparency

1:45 PM

Circularity: What is possible with garments?
Nicole Bassett, Circularity Consultant, Cascade Circular
Case Study: Hear from specialists making textile circularity happen, Scott Hamlin, Founder and, CEO LOOPTWORKS

2:30 PM

Building a Sustainability Strategy, Setting Goals, and Taking Action
Todd Copeland, Founder & Owner, Copeland Consultancy 

3:00 PM

Jill Dumain, Close of workshop