(December 1, 2020) – The Quickfeat team (including Darrell Kirk, Managing Director; Justina Chan, Partner; Alan Lin, Quickfeat Merchandising Manager for Lululemon; Ivy Wong, Quickfeat Sweater Designer, and Nadia Hung, Quickfeat COO) attended Lululemon’s first-ever Virtual Vendor Summit in October. The highlight of the summit was a deep dive into Lululemon’s vision for the future in its “Three Interconnected Pillars,” each with stated vision, goals, and commitments to Be Human, Be Well and Be Planet.
“Lululemon’s commitment to Be Planet is exciting and it’s in alignment with Quickfeat’s values and vision, where support of our environment has been an ongoing initiative. We look forward to Lululemon’s leadership in this arena and will continue our journey to further improve our own global footprint,” said Darrell Kirk, Managing Director, Quickfeat USA.
Kirk joined Quickfeat in early 2020 and feels fortunate to work for a company with a clear track record of concern for the environment. This has been tended to for years and has fueled Quickfeat’s passion to support The Conservation Alliance and the Deschutes Land Trust. Since 2008, Quickfeat has donated close to $100,000 to support these two organization.
During the Virtual Vendor Summit, Lululemon also laid out a clear vision for their commitment to Be Human and Be Well and these too align well with the work Quickfeat has done in regards to our manufacturing process and commitment to employees and vendors. In 2017, Quickfeat started the long process to receive “The Higg Index” certification, which again, aligned with processes already in place at Quickfeat. “The Higg Index empowers organizations like Quickfeat to make meaningful improvements, including reducing inefficiencies and protecting the well-being of factory workers, local communities and the environment.” said Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
“Always looking for improvements in this area, we feel that Lululemon’s leadership and vision in this area is a big win-win for our partners and the outdoor industry in general,” said Kirk.
Quickfeat has attended several Lululemon Vendor Summits in the past and was thankful to attend again this year, albeit virtually. Another highlight of the Summit was being able to “break-out” into Zoom groups with other Lululemon partners from all over the world to discuss challenges and successes. During the three-day event, there were several team building exercises, discussions, and opportunities for “Virtual Yoga” and personal and professional development.
“I very much enjoyed the optional leadership sessions that were held each day before the Summit. Not only did I have the opportunity to meet peers from around the world, I was able to meet with many thought leaders and senior staff at Lululemon,” continued Kirk. “I can attest first hand that Lululemon is committed to sustainability as well as their partners and customers. We’re looking forward to the journey ahead with their new commitment to Be Human, Be Well, and Be Planet.”