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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apparel Industry Regulation Education Workshop

Are you confused about conflict minerals or Prop 65?  Need an update on children's product safety? Or a lesson in Made in USA labeling?

Sourcing Journal is hosting an educational workshop, "Regulation Education" on June 15, 2016 in New York City.  They will be providing insight regarding the elements of maintaining compliance.  Join them for a half-day workshop to learn how to adhere to regulations pertaining to the apparel or textile industry such as Conflict Minerals, Made in USA labeling, Children's Product Safety and Prop 65.  Plus get up to speed on the latest changes to various rules.

Before the half day is up, you'll should have a general understanding of the Conflict Minerals section of the Dodd-Frank Act, know how to properly test and adhere to required chemical and labeling regulations, and be well aware of the ramifications for non-compliance--key in today's world where compliance is ever-more paramount to business success.

WHEN: June 15, 2016
TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: LIM College Townhouse, 12 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

Speakers include:
Barbara Jones, Attorney, GT Law - Conflict Minerals
David Callet, Attorney, Callet Law LLC - Children's Product Safety Act
James Kohm, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission - Made in USA Labeling
Ben Mead, Managing Director USA, Hohenstein - California Prop 65

Learn more at the Sourcing Journal website at http://sourcingjournalonline.us

By the way, the concept of 'conflict resource', or 'conflict commodity' emerged in the late 1990s, initially in relation to 'conflict diamonds' financing rebellions in Angola and Sierra Leone. (The media often called these 'blood diamonds'.)  The most commonly mined conflict minerals are cassiterite (for tin), wolframite (for tungsten), coltan (for tantalum), and gold ore, which are extracted from the Eastern Congo, and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased by multinational electronics companies.  But the issue can also effect the textile & apparel industry.  The issue can raise its head with electronics on apparel, footwear, related products.  As wearable technology expands, this can become more of an issue for the fashion industry.  In fact, the AAFA has developed the below list to assist companies in determining where conflict minerals could appear in their apparel, footwear, fashion accessories, travel goods, and related supply chains.

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