Fair Trade certification has seen great successes in agricultural goods like coffee, chocolate, and tea, though it is less often associated with the apparel sector. In 2014, we saw the first companies certify their manufacturing processes as Fair Trade Certified, MEC being among them. This demonstrates progress in the apparel industry, though also prompts a number of questions about how to address supply chain concerns from top to bottom.
How does the Fair Trade model approach the apparel sector? What other certifications are working to protect labour and environmental rights along the apparel supply chain? What are the challenges and opportunities to incorporate ethics into what we wear?
This Monday, February 16th three panelists from around Vancouver will gather at The Profile on Water Street in downtown Vancouver to discuss opportunities and challenges for applying ethics to apparel industry.
· Fair Trade Vancouver: Who we are, what we do, and why we put on events like this
· Anil Hira: SFU, Professor of Political Science
· Amy Roberts: Director of Sustainability, MEC
· Kemp Edwards: CEO/Co-Founder of Ethical Profiling
This event is free and open to the public. Please share widely!
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