THE NEXT AUSTRALIAN FASHION FORUM WILL BE HELD IN Melbourne AT THE
como Hotel,  south yarra
27 july 2017

 

AGENDA


The theme will be "Transparency in the Garment Supply Chain"
 
This industry forum is an opportunity to explore best practice and learn from key industry figures, in a 'Chatham House' environment, strategies for building healthy labour practices into your fashion supply chain.

 

SPEAKERS

Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 25 years of experience as an activist, program designer, evaluator, and manager.

From 2006 to 2012, Friedman was the Regional Project Manager of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Thailand, an inter-agency coordinating body that links the United Nations system with governments and civil society groups in China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Prior to this (1991-2006), Friedman worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal. During this period, he designed and managed both country and regional human trafficking programs, helped to establish a counter- trafficking regional training center, and participated in resource mobilization and production of two award-winning international films about sex trafficking in Nepal and India.

Friedman is also a technical advisor to numerous governments working to stop slavery. He is frequently cited in the news media on issues related to human trafficking and slavery in Southeast Asia and invited to speak at major conferences around the world. He is the author of nine books, on subjects ranging from human trafficking to the ancient art of Bangladesh metal casting.

Matt Friedman

Matt Friedman

Further speakers will be advised as confirmed

 

TICKETS will be on sale in March 2017

 

* Please note we do not accept refunds. If you would like to change the name of your booking, please provide 72 hours notice prior to the event
** Please note this forum is exclusively for designers, brands and retailers only, no media allowed. 

 

The Australian Fashion Forum is an opportunity for brands, designers and retailers to explore best practice and learn from key industry figures, in a ‘Chatham House’ environment, strategies for building healthy labour practices into fashion supply chains.

These events focus on a meaningful dialogue and putting ambitious yet attainable goals in place, alongside an accountability structure.

The Australian Fashion Forum is held in Sydney and in Melbourne. This event is intended for brands and industry only.

No media please. 

If you are interested in attending, please email carolyn.kitto@stopthetraffik.com.au for more information

 

 

 
 

THE Partners 

STOP THE TRAFFIK

Australian Coalition

STOP THE TRAFFIK is a global movement fighting to: PREVENT// PROTECT // PROSECUTE on behalf of trafficked people all around the world. Make Fashion Traffik Free Protocol is a project of STOP THE TRAFFIK. It is a commitment to ensure the following criteria are adhered to by a retailer or fashion label’s suppliers with the intention of eliminating human trafficking within their business. 

They make a 5 year commitment to: 

  • Tracing all suppliers back to the sourcing of the raw material 
  • Ensuring there is no trafficked labour in their supply chain through means such as suppliers codes of conduct 
  • Ensuring a robust social compliance program is place and the worker voice is included 
  • Public reporting
Carolyn Kitto STOP THE TRAFFIK

Carolyn Kitto
STOP THE TRAFFIK

Fuzz Kitto STOP THE TRAFFIK

Fuzz Kitto
STOP THE TRAFFIK

 

BAPTIST WORLD AID AUSTRALIA

Behind the Barcode

Baptist World Aid is a Christian charity organisation based in Australia, helping to dramatically reduce poverty in communities around the world. Behind the Barcode is a project of Baptist World Aid Australia.
 
Behind the Barcode is a series of industry reports which seek to empower consumers to purchase ethically and, by doing so, encourage companies to ensure workers are protected and not harmed; that they are rewarded, not exploited; and that they can work free from the tyranny of modern slavery. The guides grade fashion brands according to the systems they have in place to protect the workers in their supply chain from exploitation, forced labour and child labour.

Gershon Nimbalker BAPTIST WORLD AID

Gershon Nimbalker
BAPTIST WORLD AID

Jasmin Mawson BAPTIST WORLD AID

Jasmin Mawson
BAPTIST WORLD AID

 

Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution, established in 2013 after the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, is a global movement encouraging international and local fashion brands to demonstrate commitment to transparency and responsibility across the length of the fashion value chain, from farmers to factory workers, brands to buyers and of course consumers.  

Composed of key figures from the fashion industry and beyond: industry leaders; press; campaigners; consultants; representatives from charities, campaign organisations and parliament, academics and more, it co-ordinates action and advocacy in over 90 countries to engage community and industry around the issues of transparency and traceability in the fashion supply chain.

Melinda Tually FASHION REVOLUTION

Melinda Tually
FASHION REVOLUTION

 
 
 

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