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Nike veteran John Frazier joins Hohenstein Institute America

John Frazier will support clients across North America in the implementation of green chemistry, textile and materials research, and innovation.

24th August 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Boennigheim

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

He will be located in Oregon but will support footwear and apparel clients across North America in the implementation of green chemistry, textile and materials research, and innovation.

“John’s impressive sustainability resume will make him an invaluable asset to the textile manufacturers, sourcers, and retailers here in North America,” commented Ben Mead, Managing Director of Hohenstein Institute America. “He has proven expertise in many areas that can add product performance while still having a positive impact on a company’s sustainability profile.”

Raising environmental awareness

While at Nike, Frazier focused on closed loops, greener chemistry, climate stability, water stewardship, and thriving communities. His duties included the development, deployment, and oversight of a variety of sustainability and product stewardship programmes.

These included the Restricted Substance List (RSL), Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL), Sustainable Chemistry Guidance (Positive Chemistries), the Global Water Quality Program, and the Green/Healthier Chemistry Program. His experience extends to aerospace and athletic footwear, apparel and equipment, as well as to environmental programs through materials and process engineering and chemistry applications.

At Hohenstein, in addition to working directly with consumer product brands and manufacturers, Frazier will continue to serve in textile and apparel trade associations and to speak at industry events to promote collaboration and raise the environmental awareness of consumers, corporations, and young scientists.

Hohenstein textile services

The Hohenstein Group provides a broad range of textile services including product compliance testing, the entire Oeko-Tex brand portfolio, and product performance testing.

The range of performance tests extends from clothing physiology assessments for quantifying comfort and fit to independent evaluations of technical features such as UV protection, moisture management, and antimicrobial performance.

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