Fair and transparent fashion and textile supply chains – it’s time for EU action!
2 December 2015 (Brussels) - Fashion Revolution and the
In the context of the European Year for Development, Fashion Revolution and the
From the left: Arne Lietz (MEP) S&D, Germany, Carry Somers( Fashion Revolution),Sara Ditty (Fashion Revolution),Roberto Ridolfi (European Commission, Director DG DEVCO), Sergi Corbalan ( Director of Fair Trade Advocacy Office), Youssouf Djime' Sidibe( Association of African Cotton Producers)
The event also included contributions by Roberto Ridolfi, Director at the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development and Jean Lambert, Member of the European Parliament. Mr Ridolfi shared the EC’s plans on responsibility in textile and garment supply chains.
Mr Youssouf Djime' Sidibe and Jean Lambert(MEP) Greens/European Free Alliance United Kindom
Fashion Revolution launched its first white paper “It’s Time for a Fashion Revolution” which argues that more transparency is needed across the fashion industry, from seed to waste. The white paper contextualises Fashion Revolution’s efforts, sets out the organisation's philosophy and how it is involving the public, the industry, policymakers and other stakeholders around the world towards a safer, cleaner, more fair and beautiful future for fashion.
Carry Somers, on behalf of Fashion Revolution, closed the evening explaining that: “Most of the public is still not aware that human and environmental abuses are endemic across the fashion and textiles industry and that what they’re wearing could have been made in an exploitative way. We don’t want to wear that story anymore. We want to see fashion become a force for good."
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