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Human Rights in the Fashion and Textiles Supply Chain

Date/Time: Tuesday 30 April, 2019 - 12:00pm

Date/Time End: Tuesday 30 April, 2019 - 5:00pm

Venue: Richmond Building Room 0.10 & 0.11

This event reflects on six years passed since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh; a garment factory producing low cost garments for international fashion brands which collapsed killing 1,134 of its workers and injuring many thousands more, despite those very workers drawing attention to their unsafe working conditions.

Even with the work of many organisations and NGOs such as Fashion Revolution and KOOGU, these human rights contraventions continue, driven by unsustainable fashion and textiles consumption.

The first speakers to have confirmed are leading workers’ rights activists and change-makers:

  • Han Dongfang, Human Rights Activist and China Labour Bulletin Founder from Hong Kong
  • Silal Tripathi, Human Rights Advocate and International Journalist
  • Sebastian Devaraj, KOOGU
  • Mart Drake Knight, Teemill
  • Sarah Ditty, Head of Policy at Fashion Revolution.

In this event we will look at the issues from both ends of the supply chain and consider how in working across boundaries and through practice we can foster change. We want to connect individuals from right across the academia and beyond, to network and discuss interdisciplinary research interests and develop research projects. Key to our discussions will be the recent House of Commons Environment Audit Committee Report (Feb 2019) ‘Fixing Fashion’.

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