Webinar: Determining Polyester Filling Performance and Traceability
May 13, 2021
2:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


IDFL's April 2021 webinar covered the basics of polyester testing. This webinar will describe the relationship of polyester fiber characteristics to finished product performance. You will learn what to look for in your fibers to reach your product performance specifications. IDFL will also explain the traceability process for raw materials, especially recycled materials. We will briefly review the upcoming changes in U.S. labeling and sterilization laws.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • The new U.S. labeling and sterilization laws.
  • The relationship of polyester filling characteristics to optimal product performance.
  • The traceability process, especially recycled material.
Kristen Lieber
IDFL Laboratory and Institute AAFA

Wilf Lieber

IDFL Laboratory and Institute AAFA

James Moore

Asia CEO
IDFL Laboratory and Institute

Kristen Kern
Manager of Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives

As Manager of Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives, Kristen leads the AAFA Sustainability portfolio, working with government and industry professionals to further environmental sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. She also leads the AAFA Product Safety portfolio, collaborating with stakeholders to create best practices and regulations for safe, quality products for consumers. Kristen holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design, and French, with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.