At Fair Wear Foundation, we know there is a better way to make clothes- and we are determined to make it happen! We can’t achieve it alone. We need different players from members, business associations, trade unions, governments and NGO’s. Everyone has an important role to play, and by combining our efforts we can push for bigger more unified change. On Monday 19 and 20 November 2018 we bring all players together. The events are on invitation only. We will send out information about registration to members and stakeholders in mid September.
Suit up—it’s time for concrete action
Let’s find ways to collaborate, build bridges and magnify our impact, both on an individual level and as a community. Change is possible, and even smaller players can achieve breakthroughs. We know our common goal, so what’s holding us back? FWF is sending out a call to action: we’re all in this together and everyone can play a role, so what’s yours?
Monday 19 November, 10.30-17.00 at Kanarie Club, Amsterdam
We’ve listened to your feedback and this year we’ve created a full Member Day, taking place the day before the FWF Annual Conference. Here is your chance to meet other members, exchange ideas and learn how to get the most out of your FWF membership. Today is all about building connections and gaining practical knowledge in one-on-one and small group breakout sessions. Come prepared to learn and be inspired!
We are charging a small cost for attending the event – this will help us to manage the event more effectively and to eliminate potential food waste. Due to limited capacity, registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Each member brand can register with a maximum of 2 people, preferably a CSR-manager and/or someone on management level focussed on purchase practices. Price: 30 EUR.
International Stakeholder day
Monday 19 November, 10.00-17.00 at Fashion for Good, Amsterdam
FWF’s multi-stakeholder structure and approach was brought to life by a strong belief in the power of cooperation. All stakeholders have an important role to play and by combining our efforts we can push for bigger, more unified change. The International Stakeholder Day is the annual opportunity for FWF to bring all of our stakeholders together to discuss key questions that affect the entire industry and the way forward.
This year we will focus on human rights due diligence and how it can impact working conditions in garment supply chains. During the event, different initiatives will offer input on their work and ideas, and we will also hold interactive sessions.
|10:30||Welcome and introduction|
|11:00||Setting the scene – due diligence, purchasing practices and factory-level impact|
|12:00||Overview of existing approaches and experiences|
|13:30||Presentation and discussion of two case studies: on due diligence and TBD|
|15:00||Group work (discussion and reporting back to plenary group)|
Member & Stakeholder Drinks & dinner
Date: Monday evening 19 November, 17.00-22.00 at Kanarie Club, Amsterdam
To tie everything together, we invite our members and stakeholders to gather at the Kanarie club for drinks and a 3- course (vegetarian) dinner. This is a great opportunity to socialise and network with people from the industry that you might not normally have a chance to speak with. Price: 50 EUR.
FWF Annual Conference
Tuesday 20 November, 9.30-18.00 at De Hallen Studio’s, Amsterdam
The 2018 FWF Annual Conference will bring together approximately 200 people from around the globe: representatives of member brands, garment industry stakeholders, media and industry influencers, and members of FWF staff, Committee of Experts and Board of Directors. This year’s conference is a call for action: it is time for a true revolution in the garment industry and change should start today.
Twenty years ago, only a handful of garment brands focused on ethical clothing, but by now that number has grown exponentially. We’ve made progress in the industry, but we still have far to go. In past years, the Annual Conference has focused on redesigning the garment industry and promoting widespread change by moving ‘From Niche to Norm’. Last year’s programme focused on zooming out from single supply chains, exploring and enlarging your sphere of influence, and working together to take collaborative action. And everything in these past years has built up to our focus for 2018: change needs to happen now.
We’re very excited to announce our keynote speaker: one of the world’s most respected and outspoken trend forecasters – Lidewij Edelkoort. Lidewij will present key excerpts from her Anti-Fashion Manifesto in which she argues that ‘fashion is old-fashioned’. She will discuss her ideas on how the industry can catch up with reality and regain its role as a change agent in society.
Furthermore the programme will feature a CEO panel moderated by our Director, Alexander Kohnstamm. CEOs from within and outside the garment sector will jointly reflect on what is holding us back from creating real FAIR WEAR and will share their vision on a sustainable fair garment industry.
In the afternoon, you will gather in working sessions to spark innovative ideas, discuss practical solutions and establish next steps on your journey towards fair fashion. The Annual Conference will wrap up with the FWF’s Annual Award Show.
|09:00||Opening: Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Corporation of the Netherlands|
|09:30||Installation of the Council of Children: What needs to change for future consumers?|
|10:10||Keynote speaker Lidewij Edelkoort + Q&A|
|11:15||Keynote CEO panel moderated by FWF Director Alexander Kohnstamm.
A reflection on what is holding us back from creating real FAIR WEAR.
|13:40||Working sessions to co-create the Fair Wear Agenda for Change|
|16:10||Annual Award ceremony|
|16:45||Closing remarks and drinks|
Due to limited capacity, registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. This year we are introducing a small cost (35 EUR) for attending the event – this will help us to manage the event more effectively and to eliminate potential food waste. Each member brand can register with a maximum of 2 people, preferably a CSR-manager and/or someone on management level focussed on purchase practices. Our stakeholders will receive a personal invitation. The full program will be shared a week before the event.
During the events, we will collect photos and video for registration of the events and for promotional purposes of Fair Wear Foundation. If you do not give your permission to be photographed or recorded, please let the photographer and video maker know at the start of the event. They will be clearly marked with a RED neck badge. The host will also mention it at the start of each event. During a part of the Annual Conference, press will be invited as well. Please inform the journalist(s) if you don’t want to be photographed or filmed.
hotels near the venue
We have arranged a special deal for you at Hoteldehallen If you book a room on 18,19, or 20 November, you will get a 10% discount + breakfast for 15 euro p.p. To make use of the discount, mention the code FWF18.