Kingpins Transformers, a summit series that focuses on supporting the jeans industry in becoming "more environmentally viable, socially responsible and financially sound," has renamed itself as Transformers Foundation.
"The Transformers Foundation, a non-profit entity focused on actively addressing and facilitating change in key areas of the denim supply chain: social responsibility, sustainable cotton, responsible chemical management and consumer education," the organization said in a statement.
Kingpins Transformers has been bridging the information gap between the two – introducing brands and retailers to responsible and innovative new resources and giving members of the supply chain a platform to introduce new technologies, machinery and systems. Through Transformers Foundation it will move forward from education to action.
“Our industry cannot agree on facts or what is right and what is wrong. There is confusion and green-washing, misinformation and dishonest marketing along the supply chain all the way through to the consumers,” Transformers Foundation founder, Andrew Olah said in a statement.
“Brands and retailers use resources when buying their products which are never replenished. Industry needs to understand and pay the true cost of a product, including environmental and social costs. And each day has new reminders that the clock is ticking and environmental change is needed immediately,” he added.
As a first step, the Foundation will enlist supply chain industry leaders to join as founding members and create the roadmap for activities in 2020 and 2021.
“The jeanswear industry is an energetic, tenacious and connected community that not only agrees sustainability is vital, but has been working and investing in solutions for years,” Olah said. “We represent about $70 billion in manufacturing revenue, and by collaborating we will make a colossal difference.”