RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — February 26, 2015 — Kevin Myette, North American director for Bluesign Technologies AG, is the keynote speaker for AATCC’s International Conference. With his strong background in sustainability, Myette says, “The topic of sustainability in apparel, footwear and textiles in general is a hot one….. Yet, consumers are consuming like never before.” His presentation is entitled, “Doing Well or Just Looking Good?”
At Bluesign, Myette oversees the implementation of the Bluesign system for North America, and is optimizing the Bluesign system for brands globally. Myette developed his product and supply chain experience while directing product integrity and development for REI. During his 27 years at REI, he was also responsible for managing the organization’s product sustainability programs—both private and wholesale brands.
Myette has participated and remains an active member in a number of groups including: ASTM, GC3 (Green Chemistry and Commerce Council), AFIRM (Apparel and Footwear International Restricted Substance Management), ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) in order to promote better understanding, standards, testing, safety, and chemistry/environmental issues for products and supply chains.
He is a co-founder of the “eco index” effort, a cross outdoor industry under the industry trade organization, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA). This work has become known as the Higg Index under the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and is fast becoming the most influential global positive initiative to improve product and supply chain sustainability.
AATCC’s International Conference will be held at the Hilton DeSoto in Savannah from March 24-26. Myette’s Keynote Address will be held on the morning of Mach 25.
Posted March 3, 2015