Join our experts as they uncover key facts that every apparel, home and footwear company needs to know when venturing on a sustainability journey.


April 22, 2021


April 22, 2021



SGS will host a dynamic dialog with Dr. Min Zhu, Textile Expert and Christy Chan, SGS's Deputy Vice President – Head of Textiles and Apparel, Global Softlines, experienced with major international brands and retailers. We will converse and share important details about sustainable trends in the marketplace, what they are and what you need to know.

We will uncover key facts that every apparel, home and footwear company needs to know when traveling down this journey.

Who should attend this webinar?

The webinar is aimed at Sustainability teams, Softlines product manufacturers, product developers and designers, QA and compliance managers, research and development, and all other stakeholders active in the Textile/Footwear Industry.


Our experts will cover the following:

  • Circularity
    • Recycling, upcycling, product durability, etc.
  • Preferred materials
    • Vegan
    • Recycled/reclaimed raw materials
    • Organic cotton
  • Future scientific developments
  • Fiber and product traceability
  • Dos and don'ts of labeling and product claims (organic, recycled, labeling, challenges)
  • Q&A


Christy Chan
Deputy Vice President – Head of Textiles and Apparel, Global Softlines

Christy has over 16 years of experience in offering total supply chain solutions to international brands and retailers. She leads the Global Key Account Management team to work on various market research and business development. Her team also works with technical specialists in creating new service solutions for the apparel and footwear industries. Christy has a deep understanding on market trend and industry challenges and is able to come up with practical solutions for clients. Her work creates value that can support the industry to move forward positively.

Min Zhu
Technical Director, Softlines
SGS North America Inc.

Dr. Min Zhu leads the US SL technical team to develop testing programs and performance specifications, and provides technical support to US and Canadian clients. She also works with SGS SL global teams to coordinate the implementation of SL policies, regulations, and technical initiatives.

Serving in various global corporates and in academia, Dr. Zhu has over 18 years of textile research and product development, performance evaluation and technical marketing experience in global supply chains. She holds a Ph.D. degree in textile chemistry in Shanghai and an MBA degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Register Today

Thursday, April 22, 2021 >
9:00 am New York (US) / 3:00 pm London (UK) / 4:00 pm Paris (France)

Important – Companies in China should register here >

Can't make a live session?

Register now and receive a complimentary recording after the live event.

For more information, please contact:

Keith Tsang
Technical Services Manager
Global Softlines
t: +852 2204 8354