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Pioneering Brands Lead Panel on Transparency, Responsible Sourcing and Fair Trade at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

WHO: Fair Trade USA, Patagonia, Oliberte and prAna


WHAT: The Responsible Sourcing Journey: Mitigating Risk, Improving Lives and Tapping into Consumer Demand

As global trade becomes more transparent, competitive and complex, the need for outdoor companies to understand our supply chains from a social and environmental perspective has never been greater. This panel offers a unique insight into how 3 companies – prAna, Patagonia and Oliberté – have approached the topic not only of risk management, but are going beyond to improve the lives of those who manufacture their products.

Offering a further insight into the subject, Fair Trade USA will share how these practices are being reflected in consumer awareness and market demand. Come join this important dialogue to learn how your company can drive responsibility into your supply chains and grow your business.


Maya Spaull, Director of New Category Innovation, Fair Trade USA
Cara Chacon, Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility, Patagonia
Tal Dehtiar, Founder, Oliberte footwear
Nicole Bassett, Director of Sustainability, prAna

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM


Salt Lake City Marriott Hotel Downtown

Salt Lake City, Utah

Park City Room


Katie Barrow

Senior Manager of Communications, Fair Trade USA