19 Feb 2016, 10:00 - 16:00 UTC

Inspiration Day – Catalyzing change in leather and textile supply chains

Join us and learn how to catalyze change in leather and textile supply chains

Auditing and standards are good tools, but they come with shortcomings. Mitigating business risks and improving environmental performance can be achieved through collaboration, scale and innovative approaches. Sweden Textile Water Initiative  builds capacities and creates traceability in order to empower change in supply chains.

Join us in Stockholm for our Inspiration Day, where you can learn about our growing network and hear about the results of our unique business model from brands such as IKEA, Lindex, KappAhl, H&M, Hemtex as well as presentations from Diana Madunic, Sweden’s CSR-Ambassador, Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director at SIWI, Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka, Director General of SIDA and our partners at cKinetics.

We will share the story of our journey towards generating positive results from factories across the world, saving water for millions.  The initiatives pilot project, Sustainable Water Resources, recently won the 2015 Habit Fashion Award for Sustainability and was also nominated for the Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA).

By joining our network, you will be able to nominate your own leather and textile suppliers in India, China, Bangladesh, Turkey and Ethiopia to work with us in 2016 and 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Venue: Norra Latin, Stockholm
Venue address: Drottninggatan 71B, Stockholm
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Katarina Veem, Director, Swedish Water House

How to scale-up successfully
Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI

Panel discussion: Public-Private-Development partnership for the textile sector
Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI
Diana Madunic, CSR-Ambassador, Sweden
Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka, Director General, SIDA

Global Benchmarking as a catalyst for sustainable production
Rami Abdelrahman, Programme Manager, SIWI
Pawan Mehra, Co-founder and Managing Director, cKinetics

Water as part of the sustainability strategy – moving towards systemic changes
Margaretha Björkander, Project Leader, IKEA
Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Production Support Manager, Lindex
Eva Kindgren, CSR Quality Manager, KappAhl
Elizabeth Swayze, Sustainability Business Expert, H&M

Water in textiles and leather production – a glimpse of the STWI guidelines
Petra Pettersson, CSR Manager, Hemtex
Harsh Sheth, Programme Manager, SIWI

Sweden Textile Water Initiative future plans
Elin Weyler, Programme Manager, SIWI


  • Sweden Textile Water Initiative,
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
19 Feb 2016, 10:00 - 16:00 UTC