Webinar: Future-proof Businesses Through Digital Chemical Management

Thursday, February 23, 2023
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


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


New legal requirements around the world and increasing customer demands for transparency are urging fashion brands and retailers to take a closer look at their supply chains and to collect and report an increasing amount of data. Examples are the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act or the EU's Proposal for the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, which also outlines the adoption of a digital product passport. Providing detailed information about chemical products used in the production of fashion and textiles thus becomes a legal obligation.

This seminar will discuss how digitalization and transparency enable future-proof chemical management that allows brands to meet the new legal requirements and provide customers with chemical data on a product level. In addition, the availability of easily retrievable and understandable digital data has the potential to enable factories to make informed and sustainable decisions on their own.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • How future legal requirements drive the demand for chemical management
  • That digitization and transparency are accelerators for meeting legal requirements as a brand
  • How easily retrievable and understandable digital data can enable factories to make informed and sustainable decisions on their own


Headshot of Lars DoemerLars Doemer 
Managing Director
GoBlu International Ltd.

Lars Doemer has more than 20 years’ international experience in the fashion and textile industry, working with different brands, retailers and organizations in Hong Kong and Europe. He was involved in several cleaner production programs and the implementation of chemical roadmaps for different international brands and retailers. As a co-founder of GoBlu, he developed The BHive, one of the leading digital chemical management platforms in the industry.


Headshot of Chelsea MurthaNate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s Policy department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992.