News vom 14.10.2016
Dr. Nora Lohmeyer was invited to give the key-note at the conference “Fair Fashion Works?“, organized by FEMNET and held in Düsseldorf, 13.-14. October 2016. The two-day conference addressed students and professors from universities offering courses of study with a link to the garment industry (fashion and textile designers, product managers, fashion journalists, …) and introduced them to the broader topic of sustainability in global garment supply chains. Among others, representatives from business and politics, such as Dr. Bernhard Felmberg (representative of the ministry for economic cooperation and development, BMZ), Niema Movassat (member of the Bundestag, DIE LINKE), Dr. Uwe Mazura (Textile and Fashion Confederation), Tim Zahn (coordinator for civil society organizations in the German Textile Partnership), Julia Kirschner (head of sustainability at Armedangels), and Reiner Hengstmann (head of sustainability at Hugo Boss), Lary Brown (head of sustainability at Esprit), were invited to discuss the progress of various German and international initiatives focusing on the improvement of labour standards in the garment supply chain, such as the German Textile Partnership, the Accord, and ACT.
FEMNET (feminist perspectives on politics, economy, and society) is a non-profit organisation, which stands up for the economic, cultural and social rights of women and specifically supports women in the garment industry in Asia. FEMNET is, among others, a member of the German Textile Partnership.