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Human Rights in the Fashion and Textiles Supply Chain

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University of Portsmouth

Richmond Building Room 0.10 & 0.11

Portland Street

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An interdisciplinary research event, including lunch, talks, networking and refreshments, in support of the Fashion Revolution campaign.

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The University of Portsmouth's Democratic Citizenship theme, led by Prof Leïla Choukroune, and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are organising a interdisciplinary event in support of the Fashion Revolution campaign.

Talks and discussions will focus on the human rights of garment and textile workers, as well as on transparent, ethical and sustainable supply chains and design models.

The event should end around 5pm but will be followed by further networking opportunities until 7pm.

This event reflects on six years passed since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh; a garment factory producing low cost garments for international fashion brands which collapsed killing 1,134 of its workers and injuring many thousands more, despite those very workers drawing attention to their unsafe working conditions. Even with the work of many organisations and NGO’s such as Fashion Revolution and KOOGU, these human rights contraventions continue driven by unsustainable fashion and textiles consumption.

The first speakers to have confirmed are leading workers’ rights activists and change-makers;

- Han Dongfang, Human Rights Activist and China Labour Bulletin Founder from Hong Kong

- Silal Tripathi, Human Rights Advocate and International Journalist

- Sebastian Devaraj, KOOGU

- Mart Drake Knight, Teemill

- Sarah Ditty, Head of Policy at Fashion Revolution will also be joining us.

In this event we will look at the issues from both ends of the supply chain and consider how in working across boundaries and through practice we can foster change.

We want to connect individuals from right across the academia and beyond, to network and discuss interdisciplinary research interests and develop research projects. Key to our discussions will be the recent House of Commons Environment Audit Committee Report (Feb 2019) 'Fixing Fashion'.

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR THE AFTERNOON AND A FULL LIST OF CONFIRMED SPEAKERS WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY.

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Richmond Building Room 0.10 & 0.11

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