sustainability softlines webinar

Recycled content testing and verification for textile and footwear industry (Session 1)

Upcoming Webinar

Upcoming Webinar

Sustainability webinar on Thursday, November 18th

series 1: Recycled content testing and verification for textile and footwear industry

With conscious consumerism on the rise, many companies are using environmental claim on their apparel and footwear articles. It sometimes makes it difficult to differentiate between products that are genuinely environmentally friendly and those that aren’t. This is increasingly true for recycled content claims in a market where importers and brands want to create higher value-added articles for environmentally conscious individuals. How do you then substantiate these recycled content claims? TÜV SÜD can help ensure that your products live up to the recycled content claims, giving your business an extra edge.


  • Circular economy and sustainability agenda
  • Major challenges faced in textile and footwear industry
  • Regulatory trends
  • Recycled content verification and testing
  • Recycled polyester testing
  • Q&A

Date: Thursday, November, 18, 2021


Time: 10:00am EST / 4:00pm CET


Duration: 1 hour (including 15mins for Q&A)

Meet our speakers

SandeepDr. Sandeep Khatua

Webinar Host

Sandeep is a product safety and compliance expert in the consumer goods industry. Sandeep heads the technical support function in the US market. He provides supply chain solutions to North American customers and represents TÜV SÜD at various trade organizations through speaking engagements. Sandeep holds a Ph.D. in fiber & polymer science at the University of California, Davis.


NataliaDr. Natalia Duque Ciceri

Head of Global Sustainability Services, TÜV SÜD

Natalia leads the TÜV SÜD global product service sustainability team driving circular economy innovation projects and product development. She has 13 years of industry and academia experience on environmental sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment, managing projects with OEMs, manufacturers, industry associations, NGOs and governmental bodies to inform strategies and decisions on products sustainability.


R. MahalakshmiR. Mahalakshmi

Technical and Operational Expert, TÜV SÜD

Mahalakshmi is a general manager and technical head for South Asia in TÜV SÜD. She has 25 years of vast experience in technical and operational activities of chemical, mechanical and restricted substances in non-food labs. Mahalakshmi is a lead and technical assessor auditing 100 labs as per ISO/IEC 17025 and a technical trainer for the industry infield of restricted substances and ZDHC. 


Dr. Max Rehberger

Sustainability Expert, TÜV SÜD 

As a business development manager for global product sustainability services, Max drives the global services portfolio with a focus on enabling a trustful circular economy. He is an industrial engineer with a background in systems development and sustainability assessment of emerging technologies and holds a PhD in the field of assessing resource efficient manufacturing models

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