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FIBERcasts share timely insights and knowledge about the global apparel industry with practitioners in industry, government, and academia throughout the world. FIBERcasts examine apparel business issues that really matter to industry practitioners.

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Previous FIBERcasts

FIBERcast 8: Two Years after the Rana Plaza, What Has Changed? 

Date: October 20, 2015​​

Speakers: 

Zara Hayes, Director of Clothes to Die For 

Sarah Hamilton, Producer of Clothes to Die For

Mara Burr, Senior Vice President from the Albright Stonebridge Group

Avedis Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Dr. Marsha Dickson, Irma Ayers Professor, Fashion and Apparel Studies, Co-director of Sustainable Apparel Initiative, University of Delaware

Speakers’ Bio​

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FIBERcast 7: Challenges of Including Smallholder Farmers in the Global Organic Cotton Market 

Date: February 26, 2013

Speakers:

Roger Frank, Founder, Innovare Advisors

Heinrich Schultz, Managing Director, OrganiMark

Speakers' Bio

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FIBERcast 6: Is The Product You're Buying Made In a Way That Is Fair, Healthy, and Safe? 

Date: April 30, 2012

Speaker:

Gregg Nebel, Americas, adidas-Group, Head of Social and Environmental Affairs

​Speaker's Bio

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FIBERcast 5Perspectives on Sustainability in the Working World: A Conversation

Date: April 25, 2011

Speaker:

Marcela Manubens, Senior Vice-President of Global Human Rights and Social Responsibility Program, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation​

Speaker's Bio

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FIBE​Rcast 4Fair Trade in the Global Apparel Industry

Date: February 4, 2010

Speakers:

Dr. Marsha Dickson, Irma Ayers Professor, Fashion and Apparel Studies, Co-director of Sustainable Apparel Initiative, University of Delaware

Pushpika Freitas, Founder and President, MarketPlace: Handwork of India

Renee Bowers, Buyer, Ten Thousand Villages

Speakers' Bio

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FIBERcast 3Environmental Sustainability in the Apparel Industry

Date: July 31, 2009

Speakers:

Dr. Marsha Dickson, Professor, University of Delaware

Will Phillips, Manager, Environmental Strategy, Under Armour Inc.

Rick Horwitch, Vice President, Solutions Business Development and Marketing, for Bureau Veritas – Consumer Products Services

Dr. Suzanne Loker, Professor, Cornell University

Huantian Cao, Associate Professor, University of Delaware

Speakers' Bio

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FIBERcast 2Global Sourcing Trends in the Apparel Industry 

Date: June 5, 2009

Speakers:

Dr. Hye-Shin Kim, FIBER Journal Editor and FIBERcast Host

Gary Ross, Avon Products, Inc., Vice President, Non-Beauty Supply Chain Management

Ms. Paula Zusi, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Ann Taylor Stores 

Speakers' Bio

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FIBERcast 1Social Responsibility's Place in the Global Apparel Industry 

Date: February 23, 2009

Speakers:

Dr. Hye-Shin Kim, FIBER Journal Editor and FIBERcast Host

Dr. Marsha A. Dickson, Professor of Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, Irma Ayers Professor of Human Services, Co-Director of Sustainable Apparel Initiative, University of Delaware

Mr. Doug Cahn, President, The Cahn Group, LLC

​Speakers' Bio​

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