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Alliance for Water Stewardship & Council of Textile and Fashion present

Water in the fashion supply chain workshop




22nd November 2017


Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC 3067


Alliance for Water Stewardship & Council of Textile and Fashion present


$40 ($20 for members)

Our two-hour Water in the Fashion Supply Chain workshop this Wednesday, 22nd November will bring together the Council of Textile and Fashion, AWS Water Stewardship and the Better Cotton Initiative. Managing water through the supply chain is a major challenge. Growing cotton is a thirsty business while dyeing and printing is a major polluter. While some global brands have been leading the charge on this for a decade, the Australian industry has a great opportunity to progress quickly and show leadership though this developing collaboration supported by the Australian Government.

 If you haven’t registered already for this event please do so:

Also coming up this Wednesday, 22nd November…

Annual General Meeting
Members and friends of AWS Asia-Pacific are invited to join us for the Annual General Meeting of Water Stewardship Australia Limited on Wednesday 22nd of November commencing at 12 noon. Professor John Langford and CEO Michael Spencer will report on the year’s activities and outline plans for the coming year. Annual accounts will be presented and an election held for Directors of Water Stewardship Australia Limited. At the conclusion of the meeting those attending will be able to join Directors for a light lunch. Email for more information.

AWS Asia-Pacific Networking Drinks
At the conclusion of our special session on Water in the Fashion Supply Chain, members and guests will be invited to share some light refreshments. Please register if you plan to attend the supply chain event or to just join us for this networking event. Bookings can be made here:

Report on the AWS Global Forum and AGM
AWS Asia-Pacific CEO will report to members on recent international activities held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our CEO was once again elected Chair of the global organisation with Kemi Seesink (CARE USA) as Deputy Chair.  Michael Alexander (Diageo) and Hubert Genieys (Nestle) joined the Board following the retirement of Barry Clarke. They join Ed Pinero (Pinero Group), Chris Brown (Olam), Alexis Morgan (WWF) and Nick Hepworth (Water Witness International) as continuing Directors. Three Board positions remain open with a view to increase diversity in terms of skills, gender, culture and geography. These positions will be filled as appropriate people are identified.

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