Textile Transparency Toolbox - UNECE x Manchester Fashion Institute
11 MARCH 2022
ACCELERATING ACTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR GARMENT AND FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE
HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF INNOVATION FOR DUE DILIGENCE AND INFORMED CONSUMER CHOICES ADDING A DIGITALLY ENABLED, TEXTILE TRANSPARENCY MODEL TO THE UK TEXTILES 2030 AND WRAP POLICY INITIATIVES, CONNECTING TO EU AND GLOBAL MODELS
11 March 2022 | 9.00 - 17.00 (GMT)
Physical and virtual
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
A transition to circular economic models is key to improved sustainability in the garment and footwear sector - a shift that can be realised with verifiable production data, delivered through improved supply chain traceability and transparency.
This one-day forum and industry roundtable is the first in a series of events that aims to provide fashion industry stakeholders with the tools they need to drive action on sustain-ability through transparency and advance progress towards circular economy approaches on a national, regional and global scale.
Attendees will learn about the UN-brokered policy recommendations, implementation guidelines, an information exchange standard and call to action, known as ‘The Sustainability Pledge’, adopted at the 27th UN/CEFACT Plenary in April 2021 and how they can be applied in a real-world context.
The forum is co-organised by the UNECE and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Manchester Fashion Institute (MFI), in conjunction with the UNECE project "Enhancing Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable and Circular Value Chains in Garment and Footwear", jointly implemented with the UN’s International Trade Centre (ITC), and financial support from MMU.