2016 Annual Conference

FWF’s 2016 Annual Conference: redesigning the industry




The 2016 Annual Conference brought together nearly 150 FWF members and stakeholders in the garment sector who listened to the year’s speakers and actively participated in the break-out sessions on Social Dialogue, Living Wage and Gender.


activities overview

This year’s theme was Redesigning the industry:

09:30 – 10:00 Introduction to FWF’s 2016 Annual Conference by FWF Director Erica van Doorn and Associate Director Sophie Koers

10:15 – 10:25 Keynote address by Fairphone‘s Bibi Bleekemolen

10:25 – 12:00  Sessions on Social Dialogue, Living Wage and Gender

12:00 – 13:40  Lunch break

13:40 – 15:15  Sessions on Social Dialogue, Living Wage and Gender

15:15 – 16:10  Best Practice Award winner pitches: Continental Clothing Company, Stanley & Stella, Jack Wolfskin, Vaude and Salewa team.

16:10 – 16:35  Voting on Best Practice Award

16:35 – 16:55  Best Practice Award ceremony, with winner Continental Clothing Company

16:55 – 17:00 Closing remarks by Erica van Doorn


Best practice award ceremony




One of the day’s highlights was the Best Practice Award Ceremony. The jury panel of industry experts selected three winners who presented their projects and inspired the audience. Continental Clothing, Stanley and Stella and a team from Jack Wolfskin, Vaude and Salewa gave a pitch on their respective projects. Continental Clothing be

came this year’s Best Practice Award Winner as voted by the audience.

To highlight the projects, and to serve as inspiration for other brands, all Best Practice Award winners will receive a video about their winning practice. Here you can see last year’s winner video:


Best Practice Award Nominees

FWF staff selected 6 nominees from all the applications that were sent. The jury then chose the 3 jury winners.

These were the Best Practice Award Nominees:


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