FEI conference in London

On 2 and 3 March, fashion students, teachers and organisations gathered in London for a conference organised by the FEI project. Fashioning an Ethical Industry is an EU-funded product by Labour Behind the Label, the British branch of Clean Clothes Campaign. During the conference, Sophie Koers from FWF took part in a panel and tried to answer the question ‘How can ethical practices can be integrated into the design and business of fashion?’

Also on the panel were Anannya Bhattacharjee from the Asia Floor Wage Campaign, Alex Mcintosh (Centre for Sustainable Fashion) and Nieves ‘snow’ Ruiz Ramos, founder of the ethical fashion brand Bibico. FWF’s presentation contained material from the latest FWF publication: the Fair Wear formula, which will come out later this month. Our images of a fashion supply chain, developed by consultant Anne Lally and the FWF team and designed by Ruben at buro RuSt, was a huge succes. So much so, that a renowned British writer asked to use it in her book, and a Dutch Fashion institute wants to use it as course material…

First, though, we’re anxious to see the actual book. As soon as it’s out, we’ll let you know!

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