Sustainability: Are you ready to change?

Sustainability Webinar

Sustainability: Are you ready to change?

Tuesday 24th November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Following the resounding success of the last three webinars, we will be running our first ever Webinar Week in November. A four-part series of webinars will cover subjects such as sustainability, PPE, the new post-Brexit UKCA marking plus the challenges we are facing in manufacturing and sourcing in our industry right now. Each webinar will take place on consecutive days to include as much information as possible. Click the links below to register.

Tuesday 24th November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Sustainability: Are you ready to change?

Cordura Fabric

In partnership with INVISTA CORDURA® Brand

We all know that the textile industry is the second largest polluter in the world, after aviation.

The PCIAW® have gathered in this international webinar some of the leading companies that are already making the required changes.

It’s fundamental that you look backwards to see what we have done to our planet to truly comprehend the changes we must make in order for us to progress forward with a sustainable future.

This webinar will gather the companies from around the world who are ready to make the change.

This webinar will gather thought-leading companies from around the world to provide invaluable insights on how you can adapt to the new reality.

We are extending our invitation to all manufacturers, buyers, suppliers and fabric producers to this webinar to listen to the most innovative companies to understand how they are contributing to the professional clothing and textiles industry.


  • Cindy McNaull, INVISTA CORDURA® Brand
  • Tim Cross, Project Plan B
  • Cyndi Rhoades, Worn Again Technologies
  • Sean Moore,Carrington Textiles
  • Alexandra Steger, Lenzing
  • Catherine Salvidge, WRAP



Cordura Fabric

Cindy McNaullCORDURA® Brand Business Development Director, CORDURA® – INVISTA

Cindy McNaull is the Business Development Director for INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand.

Over more than 50 years, CORDURA® fabrics have become synonymous with durability – a quality that is fundamental both to the products as well as building a more sustainable world for all. The CORDURA® brand ethos is “Sustainability Begins With Products That Last™.

In this webinar Cindy will be sharing how CORDURA® – a global fabric brand – are integrating sustainability via their ‘Pillars Program’ which addresses the challenges and opportunities in the context of these key business areas:  Product Development, Process Management, and Collaborative Partnerships.


Project Plan B

Tim Cross

Tim Cross, Director, Project Plan B

Plymouth based Project Plan B Director Tim Cross is a spokesperson on sustainable textiles solutions for workwear, PPE and retail markets, and C19 has amplified that passion. 

Tim is determined to create change in the recycling and end of life of garments. Leading the Project Plan B team, he has 25 years of experience in garment manufacturing in both retail and corporate clothing industries. With a wealth of business, strategy and industry expertise, Tim has helped to build, finance, grow and manage clothing companies from inception to exit. He is also a consultant on Ethical Trading, as well as leading the development of world sourcing opportunities.


Cyndi Rhoades

Cyndi Rhoades, Founder, Worn Again Technologies

Cyndi Rhoades is a recognised thought (and ‘do’) leader and an advocate for polymer recycling technology as an enabler for a circular textiles industry.

Cyndi founded Worn Again Technologies (originally called Worn Again) back in 2005 with a determination to make a difference and a business out of solving the challenge of textile waste from its early beginnings in upcycling to its current transformation polymer recycling technology.


Carrington Textiles Logo

Sean Moore

Sean Moore,  Quality Assurance, Carrington Textiles

Sean Moore’s career started in 1989 as a lab junior for a M&S supplier, during that time he attended Bolton Institute to gain his Textile Institute qualifications.

His experience includes setting up the ‘flammability testing laboratory’ for Fastech, building the fabric technical department at Simon Jersey, establishing quality plans and testing regimes at offshore companies; and since 2001 Sean has been a key member of the team at Carrington Textiles setting up quality systems with global suppliers, managing the certifications portfolio and developments including our first ever hi-vis orange FR fabric.



Alexandra Steger

Alexandra Steger, Global Project Manager, Lenzing

Alexandra Steger has more than 20 years of experience in the textile industry.

Based on her technical background her focus was always on fabric and product development – covering application fields from automotive over medical to workwear, which is her special interest since she joined Lenzing in 2008. As Global Project Manager, Workwear, she is responsible for the implementation of Lenzing’s wood-based cellulose fibres in all kinds of workwear applications, promoting their benefits lifted by their sustainable production.

Wednesday 25th November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
UKCA Marking of PPE

In partnership with Gerber – Wednesday 25th November, 2:30pm- 4:00pm


The shortage of PPE due to COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability of our healthcare and emergency response systems. This pandemic has also revealed the shortcomings of the PPE industry and its dependence on outsourced supply chains. How will this pandemic change the PPE industry’s approach to different end-user industries? How will PPE companies seize this tremendous growth opportunity? Will the PPE industry continue to be favoured by the private equity community?

Thursday 26th November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
UKCA Marking of PPE

In partnership with SATRA –  Thursday 26th November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm


From the 1st of January 2021, the UK is expected to adopt its own PPE legislation, including the use of a new UKCA mark. Our team of panellists are here to explain what this means to them – and you – how it can affect businesses within the UK and what you should do next to ensure you are prepared for this upcoming change.

Friday 27th November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Manufacturing and Sourcing

In partnership with Gerber –Friday 27th November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm


Join a team of industry experts to learn more about the challenges and solutions of Manufacturing and Sourcing. With representatives from the PCIAW, Gerber Technology and a variety of sectors within our industry, this webinar will offer attendees the chance to learn, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinars are FREE to PCIAW® members, or just £12+VAT for non-members. Pay £36+VAT for all four webinars.

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