Australian Fashion Forum | 27 July 2017

AUSTRALIAN FASHION FORUM 2017

Transparency in the Supply Chain

 

WHERE | Quay West Suites, Melbourne | 26 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006 

WHEN | 27 JULY 2017

TICKETS | This event is intended for brands, designers and retailers only. If you are interested in attending, please follow the link below for more information.

WHAT | 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.
In addition to engaging with international speakers and practitioners in the field, there is as chance to interact around Australian best practice and to tackle issues of common interest using Open Space Technology.
There is a strong trend in the Fashion Industry to engage in corporate transparency around supply chain practices. It is seen to show company’s willingness to be accountable to consumers, the public, and their workers. Increasingly companies are publishing list of suppliers and some are publishing their labour rights systems. 
These lists make it easier for journalists, NGOs, workers and unions to verify the claims companies make. Workers and unions can also use these lists to communicate directly with brands about their grievances and concerns, and agitate for change. 
This forum will explore the experience of companies in the transparency journey and explore best practice in the industry. How does a brand start the journey? Beyond published lists, what else does transparency mean? What does the legislative framework look like from a compliance perspective?