Buying Uniforms in the Age of Net Zero in partnership with Business in the Community

The Uniform Buyers’ Network (UBN) is expanding after its fifth year, following the hugely successful PCIAW® Summit & Awards to host a dedicated event, designed for procurers of professional clothing. 
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The Uniform Buyers’ Network is expanding to host an exclusive digital event designed for procurers of professional clothing in the brand new PCIAW® Studio on 6th April 2022!

This highly educational networking webinar will be held in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC), the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business, created nearly 40 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales, and feature Textiles 2030 in a speaking panel, WRAP’s expert-led initiative committed to harnessing the knowledge and expertise of UK leaders in sustainability to accelerate the whole fashion and textiles industry’s move towards circularity and system change in the UK.

Networking for Net Zero

Hosted by Karen Sparrow, Virgin Galactic, the UBN is designed with education and networking in mind.

The closed-shop event is the first of a series of innovative webinars held in the PCIAW® Studio, set to inspire new ways of thinking on the journey to net zero with a collection of partners around the world.

The Uniform Buyers’ Network will generate discussion following on from the PCIAW® Circular Textiles report and the BITC report, A Uniform Approach, which outlines a reliable set of procurement principles for sustainable corporatewear, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE). 

The Associates of the Uniform Buyers’ Network

Leading the Uniform Buyers’ Network are some of the most experienced procurers of professional clothing with volumes of wisdom to impart, including:

  • Karen Sparrow, Partnerships Activation Manager, Virgin Galactic 
  • Nisha Muire, Uniform Program Manager, Air Canada 
  • Louise Johnson, Retail Corporate Wardrobe Manager, Royal Bank Scotland
  • Samantha Heilling, Senior Commercial Manager, Government Commercial Function 

The UBN Associates will present to fellow buyers of professional clothing, imparting knowledge on key subjects, including the importance of benchmarking in the buying process; preparing, sourcing and appraising tenders; finding suppliers which match internal requirements by asking the right questions, plus managing contracts at the point of onboarding or renewal.

An unparalleled opportunity for peer-to-peer discussion 

The PCIAW® will also put on the stage key suppliers of new innovations of sustainable fabrics, with forward-thinking manufacturers of corporatewear, workwear and PPE. Answering buyers’ questions on the advancement of technologies will be the leaders in the field of AI sizing solutions and digital wardrobe management.

For buyers of uniforms, corporatewear, workwear and PPE, learn the ways of buying better on the journey to net zero.