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Transformers Foundation Continues Its Global Expansion Extending Its Educational Programs to Portugese. The Student and Consumer-Facing Denim Education Series Transformers ED in Collaboration With COVOLAN.
NEW YORK | May 11, 2021 | Transformers Foundation presents Transformers ED Brazil in collaboration with COVOLAN. This next edition of Transformers ED marks the continuation of Transformers Foundation’s global expansion with all panels and presentations taking place in Portugese catered to one of the largest denim hubs in the world, Brazil. The event will be entirely online, free and open to anyone who is interested to join via Zoom on June 1st and 2nd.
Featuring two days of Portugese content focused on sustainability literacy and the denim supply chain, Transformers ED Brazil will host a diverse roster of speakers and panellists catered to support our Brazilian audience.
In its fifth edition, Transformers ED continues to elevate student and consumer education around best practices and innovation through industry veterans and expert speakers. Transformers Foundation believes that responsibility and transparency begin by equipping upcoming designers and denim professionals with the tools and knowledge they need before entering the workplace.
This upcoming ED event will cast a light on innovations being created by leading members of the denim community, mini “crash courses” on topics ranging from fiber to denim production, and help students and consumers in Brazil understand the opportunities and areas for improvement.
June 1 panels and presentations will take students and consumers through the denim supply chain with a focus on fabric production. Topics will range from fibers such as cotton, elastomeric, man made cellulose and bast fibers to innovative dyeing methods from top industry experts in Brazil.
June 2 panels and presentations will focus on finished made garments including topics ranging from the role of sustainable chemicals, sustainable washing methods, certifications, and the future of responsible denim in Brazil.
“The response to our global expansion has been overwhelming with X students from X universities and fashion programs across Europe, Latin America, and the United States, attending to receive a thorough and unvarnished crash course on the state of the denim supply chain,” said Andrew Olah, founder of Transformers Foundation and Kingpins Show. “This 5th edition, we scheduled our programming to accommodate Brazilian students, which we couldn’t be more excited about as Brazil is one of the biggest denim hubs in the world. Our mission is to prepare students all around the world to enter the denim industry with a thorough understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the jeans industry.”
A complete program will be available soon. To register for the event, please visit our site here. Videos from past Transformers ED events are available here.
Speakers include: Abrapa, Lycra; Andrew Olah, Transformers Foundation; Carlos Cazella, Bann Quimica; Christian Heinichen, Rudolf-Soft Industria Quimica Ltda; Denise Sakuma, Lyrca; Mr. Fernando Valente Pimente, Lycra; Juliana Jabour, Tencel; Maurizio Morosini, Tonello; Miguel Sanchez, Transformers Foundation; Nicole Silbert, WGSN; Rodolfo Morais, Neotex; Thaisa Peralta, Covolan Denim;
…. - Covolan .... - Lavanderia RCHLO …. - ZDHC …. - Levi's Brasil
About Transformers Foundation:
Transformers Foundation is the unified voice representing the denim industry and its ideas for positive change. It was founded to provide a thus-far missing platform to the jeans and denim supply chain and a central point of contact for consumers, brands, NGOs, and media who want to learn more about ethics and sustainable innovation in the industry.
We represent the denim supply chain: from farmers and chemical suppliers to denim mills and jeans factories.
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LinkedIn: @Transformers Foundation
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