Myriam Laroche – Senior Apparel and Textile Sustainability Strategist
Myriam Laroche – Senior Apparel and Textile Sustainability Strategist

This training session is an introduction to sustainability and the eco‑recipe concept as it applies to the apparel and textile industry.

Now, more than ever, players in this industry need a solid sustainability-oriented plan to survive in the new retail age. Embracing this approach is vital to integrating and optimizing local production, reducing textile waste, developing a circular economy system, reducing water consumption and tackling other environmental challenges.

Many believe that environmental studies are necessary to create a sustainability strategy, but this is not the case. Skills can be acquired through specialized, intensive training adapted to current-day business realities.


Debunk the myths associated with sustainable development and prove that environmental stewardship is an essential investment that can help generate sales, diversify revenue streams and supply chains in a simple, efficient manner, and help build a greener planet.


  • Become acquainted with the principles of corporate sustainability.
  • Learn how sustainability affects consumers’ behaviours.
  • Discover the steps involved in developing an organization’s eco‑recipe.
  • Identify the tools necessary to implement and showcase sustainability efforts.

Who is this for?

  • Retailers
    (Chains, Independent merchants and E‑commerce businesses)
  • Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Educational institutions

Training – Principles of environmental stewardship

The concept of sustainability

  • Research and development, design, creation and manufacturing (materials, fibres, fabrics, finished products)
  • The circular economy and textile circularity
  • Environmental impact: raw materials, water, energy, transport, chemicals
  • Durability and quality
  • Environmental, technological, human and animal ethics
  • Transparency in the manufacturing process, supply chain and marketing/communications
  • Certifications
  • Consumer awareness

Consumer behaviours

  • The evolution of sustainable consumption from the 20th to the 21st century
  • Consumer habits before and after COVID‑19
  • The global movement toward greater environmental stewardship


Corporate sustainability analysis

  • Target market
  • Business identity
  • Green strategies already in place
  • Resources (financial, material, human and technological) and company values


Steps involved in developing an eco‑recipe

  • Identification of the required ingredients and conditions over the short, medium and long term


Tools for implementing and showcasing sustainability efforts