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Hear Her Story: Q&A With Maria Frohmader, VP Textiles & Garment Dyeing at Gildan

A Passion for Continuous Improvement
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Maria, a Canadian Honduran, shares her seventeen year journey at Gildan. From manager to VP, read the story of this woman’s rise to leadership and her advice on how to get there.

Q: Tell us about your career journey:

After finishing my Textiles Technical degree in Switzerland, I came back home to Honduras and worked in a textile mill. In 2002, I was excited to interview for a job with Gildan, a Canadian company that had operations in Honduras.

Empowering West African Women Through Ethical Manufacturing

Sourcing company supports West African manufacturers to compete in international supply chains and introduce safe and supportive workplace practices for women
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ACCRA, January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sourcing company Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA) has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to create at least 1,500 ethical manufacturing jobs and develop six African-owned apparel factories in Benin and Ghana by improving workplace standards, linking them to international value chains, and investing in staff wellbeing, by 2023.

Revitalizing a 100-Year-Old Cellulosic Platform

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The power of Eastman's innovation efforts is aimed at opportunities where disruptive, global macro trends align with our world-class technology platforms. To continue developing products that make a material difference in people’s lives, we are leveraging our success and expertise in key platforms where Eastman has been a leader for decades.

Challenge + Partner + Eastman = Impact

The Future of Fashion: Are We Missing the Mark?

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Paula Luu is currently enrolled at the University of Michigan and pursuing a dual-degree MBA/MS between the Ross School of Business and the School for Sustainability and Environment. Paula is interested in developing and improving organization-wide processes along the supply chain.

Action, Reaction and Market Transformation in the Apparel Industry - Erb Institute | Business For Sustainability

By Paula Luu, MBA/MS Candidate 2019 Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Paula Luu is currently enrolled at the University of Michigan and pursuing a dual-degree MBA/MS between the Ross School of Business and the School for Sustainability and Environment. Paula is interested in developing and improving organization-wide processes along the supply chain.

Greater Supply Chain Transparency through Vertical Integration (Infographic)

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Follow the path from cotton to end consumer, to see how owning its supply chain helps Gildan take care of the employees who make its apparel, positively contribute to local communities and reduce its environmental footprint. 

To view the infographic click here.

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
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January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

Historic Merino Wool Farm Earns Recognition Under Responsible Wool Standard

SCS Global Services Certifies Gostwyck Partners’ Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Animal Husbandry
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EMERYVILLECalif., October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that Gostwyck Partners’ sheep farm, located in Gostwyck, NSW, Australia, has achieved certification under the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). This historic farm, operating since 1834, has demonstrated that it meets all of the animal welfare and land management requirements of the RWS.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Textiles & Apparel Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Textiles & Apparel Sector?
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December 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Textiles & Apparel Sector? 

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Textiles & Apparel Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 12 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

Huntsman Textile Effects Forms Strategic Partnership with Ramatex Toward Zero Discharge Of Hazardous Chemicals

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Singapore, December 13, 2011 /3BL Media/ - Huntsman Textile Effects today announced a strategic partnership with Ramatex Group, based in Singapore, to become the world’s first textile company dedicated to and capable of enabling the brands to deliver the commitments contained in the Joint Roadmap: Toward Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals.

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